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All you need to know about your visit and the coronavirus

Please keep in mind
Are you in or are you planning a visit to Waterland van Friesland? You’ll be made very welcome in our beautiful region. The measures taken to combat the coronavirus may affect your stay. We’ve therefore gathered all the information and guidelines for you, so that you can enjoy Southwest Friesland as safely as possible.

General measures
For all the general measures concerning the coronavirus, please check the Dutch government website

Face masks are mandatory:

  • in all public locations, such as supermarkets, shops, libraries, etc.
  • Museums, theaters, cinemas
  • Restaurants, cafes

The 1.5-metre social distancing rule is replaced with the urgent advice to remain a safe distance from one another. 

CoronaCheck app as a ticket
To gain access to some events, locations and activities, the organiser may ask for a corona ticket, such as a negative test result, proof of vaccination or recovery. You can also load these documents in the CoronaCheck- app and use it as a COVID access pass. 

Holiday parks and campsites
You are welcome at holiday parks and some campsites. 

Check out all our campsites and holiday parks here

Hotels are open to guests. Restaurants in hotels are also open, but there are still some limitations, such as a corona ticket for 13 years and older.

Check out all our hotels here

Bed & breakfasts
Bed & breakfasts are open to guests. 

Check out all our bed & breakfasts here

Group accommodation
Group accommodation locations are also open to guests.

  • There are no restrictions on the number of guests.

Check out all group accommodation here


Until January 25, all museums, visitor centers, cinemas and theaters are closed.

Food and drinks

Catering establishments are closed, but are allowed to open for pickup and delivery. They can open until a maximum of 20:00.

View all restaurants en cafes here.

Enjoy delicious food and drinks at your holiday address by having the food delivered. Look here for all collection and delivery addresses.


Essential stores (such as supermarkets, pet stores, drug stores, opticians, and wholesalers) are allowed to be open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. All other shops may be open until 5 p.m.

  • Essential stores, such as supermarkets, pet stores, drug stores, opticians and wholesalers are allowed to open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Non-essential shops such as bookstores and clothing stores are allowed to open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Events are not allowed until January 25. However, there are a number of activities that are allowed to continue despite all restrictions, such as walks.

Check out the events calender.

Other recreational options

  • Parks, forests and nature reserves are open to visitors. The corona measures also apply in nature.
  • Swimming pools are closed.
  • Recreation such as animal parks, amusement parks, petting zoos and indoor playgrounds are all closed

Public transport 

  • All seats are available.
  • A on-medical face mask must be worn, as it is very difficult to observe the 1.5 m social distancing rule. Examples are passenger transportation, public transportation, railway and metro stations, airports, and in aircraft.

We hope this information will help you plan your visit to Waterland van Friesland. Any questions? Please feel free to contact us!

This information and the guidelines were edited on January 17, 2022 and will be updated by us regularly. No rights may be derived from this information.