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. We’d also request that you avoid any busy places, that you stay at home if you have a cold or are feeling unwell, and that you keep a 1.5 m distance to anyone who is not part of your household.

As of 1 December, everyone aged 13 and over must wear a face mask in settings in which they are mandatory: Indoor public spaces, Public transport and Aircraft, contact-based professions (for both the service provider and the custome).

The Netherlands has entered a strict lockdown. Venues such as museums, theatres, amusement parks, zoos, casinos, saunas, indoor sporting venues, and establishments serving food and drink (including in hotels) will be closed throughout this period. Shops such as clothing stores, shoe shops, jewellery shops and shops selling craft supplies will also be closed. 

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 closed.

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.

  • Group accommodation may be booked by housemates (shared residential address) or families.
  • People from several households may stay the night, however, these people must be able to observe the 1.5 m social distancing rule in the communal areas. 

Check out all group accommodation here


Museums, theatres and cinemas are closed until at least January 19.

Food and drinks
Enjoy delicious food and drinks at your holiday address by having food delivered or picking up. 

  • Terraces, cafes and restaurants are closed from October 15th.

Cycling and rambling

  • Hundreds of cycling and rambling routes await you if you observe the 1.5 m social distancing rule.
  • Toilets are open for cyclists and ramblers.
  • Places to rest are open for a cup of coffee. They are allowed to open their toilets to cyclists and ramblers.

Check out the cycling and rambling routes here


Most events will be forbidden.Local authorities are free to determine whether events can be organised within the set conditions. Many events will therefore not take place. 

Other recreational options

  • Our beaches, Frisian lakes, parks and woodlands are open to visitors. The corona measures also apply when out enjoying the countryside. ​
  • Swimming pools are closed until at least January 19.
  • Indoor play areas and theme parks are closed until at least January 19.

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.
  • Only for necessary travel

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 15 January 2021 and will be updated by us regularly. No rights may be derived from this information.