Information for travellers - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus affects your visit to Zaanstreek. Many sights and attractions in the region are not accessible and/or closed. Restaurants and bars are closed preventively. Other locations have changed guidelines and more extensive health policies. Most events have been canceled. Check in advance with the locations, if the activities will continue. 

Updated 16-03-2020, 16:30

Are hotels still open?

The hotels in the Zaanstreek are still open, however, the restaurant facilities have been closed for non residential guests. For hotel guests, breakfast may be provided in a different form. Also, alternatives are being looked at, such as take away possibilities for guests. Please contact your accommodation for the latest information.

Can I still travel to the Zaanstreek by public transportation? 

At the moment, you can still travel to the Zaanstreek by public transport. Trains and other public transportation may run at amended schedules. Therefor, please plan your trip upfront at or  

The public transportation sector introduced the following national measurements:

  • For travellers that are more vulnerable for health issues it is not recommended to travel by public transport. 
  • Are you travelling by bus? Get in and check in through the back door. 
  • If there is a ticket check by the authorities, put your travel ticket / OV chipcard on the card reader yourself. 
  • Please make sure you have a valid transportation ticket. Getting in by the back door means you are not able to buy your ticket at the busdriver. 
  • Arrange for payments at servicepoints or in stores by debit or credit card. 
  • If no other payments methods are available and you need to pay in cash, please put the money on the counter. 
  •  Always check your schedule just before departure to assure you have the latest travel information. 

Take care of your health and protect others by following the advice of the national health authorities:

  • Avoid handshakes.
  • Avoid large groups (more than 100 people).
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cough and sneeze into your inner elbow.
  • Turn away from others coughing or sneezing.
  • Use paper tissues to contain your coughs and blow your nose.

What to do in case of health complaints?

Do you have mild cold symptoms such as sneezing, sore throat, runny nose, coughing slightly, or a light fever? Stay calm and take the same precautions you would if you had the flu, although the following additional measures apply:

  • Stay inside.
  • Limit contacts.

If you have a fever with respiratory symptoms, including coughing and shortness of breath:

  • Contact the reception desk or the host of your stay
    •    Contact the Dutch health authorities on 0800-1351

For more information and updates, please follow the website of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).