Vacationing in the Netherlands: Tips and regulations during Corona

Travel within the EU Schengen countries will be allowed from 15 June. Are you planning a vacation or a family visit in the Netherlands this summer? We’d like to explain the current regulations for having great days out during the corona period.

Make your vacation a staycation

It’s great to take your vacation in the Netherlands this summer, but what exactly are the regulations during the corona period? Naturally, we still have to follow the basic rules, such as one and a half meter social distancing and the hygiene measures. To avoid crowding, many museums, amusement parks and zoos are using an online ticket system. This measures the attendance numbers, so the risk of infection is reduced, while maintaining the one and a half meter social distancing rule. So you’ll first need to make a reservation to guarantee your visit. You’ll also need to have health screening when you arrive at the location.

For cultural activities, there are two categories that apply as of 1 July. Indoor and outdoor activities.

Rules for indoor activities

In indoor areas where visitors are mainly in one place, such as theatres, cinemas, concert halls and stages the following rules apply:

  • a maximum of 100 visitors per fixed seating area (excluding staff)
  • no maximum number of persons for fixed seating, plus reservation and health screening in advance.

Rules for outdoor activities

In areas where visitors are mainly in one area outdoors, such as open-air theatres and concerts:

  • a maximum of 250 visitors (excluding staff)
  • no maximum number of persons for fixed seating, plus reservation and health screening in advance.

Travel advice regarding car hire in the Netherlands

Naturally, you’ll want to use a rental car during your vacation. This is the easiest way to travel to any destination in a short period of time so that you get the most out of your vacation. What are the rules regarding renting a car, and are you allowed to travel with more than one person?

Face masks

You are allowed to go on trips with several people when travelling by car. If people from another household are riding with you in the car, then it is mandatory for everyone to wear a face mask. However, children up to and including 12 years of age do not have to wear a face mask. Even if they don’t belong to the same household. So, are you going on a day trip with friends? Then don’t forget to bring your face mask. Face masks are available almost everywhere: you’ll find them in supermarkets and drugstores.

Cleaning cars

If you rent a car from BB&L Autoverhuur, you can be sure your rental car was thoroughly cleaned in advance. We make sure the coronavirus does not hitch a ride with you. For example, we take the following additional measures when it comes to cleaning our rental cars:

  • Upon arrival, your rental car is immediately cleaned and ventilated in accordance with our standard procedure.
  • While cleaning your car, we disinfect all contact surfaces, such as the seatbelt, door handles, wheel, gearshift, handbrake, dashboard etc. with a disinfectant. Additional items such as child seats, hand trucks, etc. are thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant spray.
  • Your rental car is then parked for you and cleaned with a disinfectant. As soon as this is done, we do not touch your rental car anymore.
  • Our employees wear disposable gloves during the cleaning process and while driving your rental car.
  • The car key is cleaned with a disinfectant and handed to you in a closed envelope, unless you are the driver of this rental car.





BB&L Autoverhuur BV
Aankomstpassage 1 nr: 5
1118 AX Schiphol, The Netherlands

VAT number NL801293467B01
COC number 23069090