Third step of the reopening plan: 5 June

28 May 2021

In The Netherlands the number of people being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 is falling rapidly. And more and more people are being vaccinated. Dutch government has therefore decided to bring forward step 3 of the reopening plan by a couple of days. From Saturday 5 June, most locations in the Netherlands will be open again. Nightclubs and discotheques remain closed.

Restaurants and cafés can be open from 6AM to 10PM. Everyone must have an assigned seat at a table. Sitting at the bar is not permitted. A maximum of 4 people are allowed to sit at a table and they must be seated 1.5 metres apart. This does not apply to children under the age of 13 or people who are part of the same household. A maximum of 50 people applies, excluding staff. The same maximum applies to outdoor seating areas.

Large venues with a capacity of 1,000 seats or more, however, may admit up to 250 people, 1.5 metres apart. This limit does not include staff.

Restaurants and cafés can serve dinner in a maximum of two sittings per table per evening. Self-service is not allowed. Entertainment such as live performances or television screens showing sporting events are also not permitted. A reservation, a health check and an assigned seat are mandatory.

Alcoholic beverages cannot be served and sold between 10PM and 6AM. Public possession of alcohol and drinking in public after 10PM is also not allowed.



Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP
P.O. Box 9769
3506 GT Utrecht
The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)30-6565041
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