The corona (Covid-19) measures in Giethoorn affect your visit, so it's good to be up-to-date. The first phase of the coronavirus outbreak in Netherlands is behind us. However, it seems that the second and third phase is started already. In fact, the corona infection numbers are increasing rapidly again in the Netherlands. The Dutch government has issued corona (Covid-19) measures for the whole country.
What is still allowed in Giethoorn
- Giethoorn village is still open for everybody, 7 days a week
- Cycling in the car-free part of Giethoorn village is only prohibited between 11 a.m . and 5 p.m. unless the bike is held by hand
- Renting a boat in Giethoorn village in Netherlands is allowed when everyone comes from one household
- Walking is allowed (walk on the right as much as possible)
Keep a distance of 1,5 meter
- Keeping a distance of 1.5 meter remains valid if you do not belong to the same household
- Fine for not complying with the 1.5 meter distance is €95
- Walking is allowed in Giethoorn, but pay attention to the 1.5 meter distance when passing to others outside your household
- People from multiple households are not allowed to rent a boat in Giethoorn village if the 1.5 meter distance can be guaranteed
Curfew in the Netherlands
From 23 January 2021 at 21:00 to 04:30, it is forbidden to be outside your home for no valid reason. The curfew is provisionally in effect until 10 February.
- Work (vital profession)
- Dog exhausts
- Meal delivery
- Demonstrable emergency
- For example, catering establishments are closed (Delivery and collection may be)
- Food and drink outlets are closed (Delivery and collection may be)
- Restaurants in Giethoorn are closed (Delivery and collection may be)
- Hotels in Giethoorn are still open and only the clients from the hotel can't use the hotel's restaurant
Anyone aged 13 and over is required to wear a non-medical mask in all publicly accessible buildings and covered areas such as:
- Museums (closed)
- Town halls
- Railway stations
- Parking garages
- Petrol stations
If you travel in the Netherlands by public transport, you should keep in mind that wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory.
Non-essential stores closed
Alcohol ban after 20:00
- Vegetable shops
- Gas stations
Are you with people in the car from another household?
Then there may be a maximum of 2 people in the car. This maximum does not apply if you are in the car with family members from your own household.
Whether or not you wear a non-medical mouthcap in the car depends on the situation:
- Do have a mouthpiece: you are sitting with people in the car from another household.
- No mask: you are in the car with people from the same household.
Children up to the age of 12 do not have to wear a mask.
Basic guidelines to limit the corona outbreak in the Netherlands
- Only go out when absolutely necessary
- There is an advice to receive a maximum of 1 personat a time per household per day.
- It is forbidden to gather outside with more than 2 people over 13 years old of different households.
- There is an exception for households with more than 2 people to gather outside
- Avoid busy places
- Fines for not complying with the 1.5 meter distance is €95
- Stay at home if you have cold-like symptoms
- Stay at home if a member of your household has a fever and/or shortness of breath.
- Wash your hands as often as possible
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow and use paper tissues and dispose of them immediately after use
- If you are over the age of 70 or have health issues, take extra care
- Take your responsibility in the Dutch fight against the coronavirus
- Covid-19 is not a joke
Temporary Dutch Law Measures COVID-19
On 1 December 2020, the temporary law will take action on COVID-19. This includes a requirement for a ganet duty in public indoor spaces such as shops, museums, restaurants and theatres. The Dutch cabinet will soon be communicating further about this.