Information about the Coronavirus

Like the rest of the Netherlands, Leeuwarden is also holding to the regulations regarding the Coronavirus. So, if you’re coming to visit our beautiful city in the near future, please take note of the below rules and regulations so that everyone can keep enjoying the Frisian capital!

General regulations

  • Always keep a 1.5-metre distance from others
  • Stay home if you have any symptoms, and get tested
  • Wash your hands regularly, and cough/sneeze into your elbow (rather than your hands)

Restaurants, bars, and cafés

  • Cafés and restaurants may be open for operation until midnight
  • A reservation or registration, a health check and fixed seats are required
  • The number of guests permitted varies per location depending on the size of the building


  • There is a maximum number of visitors per shop. This number can differ between shops. Children from 0-12 years are not included in this number

Cultural sites

  • Cultural establishments such as museums, theatres and cinemas are open
  • A reservation or registration and health check are required
  • The number of visitors in theatres, cinemas, concert halls museums and at monuments is dependent on the building

Public transport

  • Wearing a non-medical face-mask is required
  • For other forms of transport (taxis/coaches), you’ll need a reservation, to complete a health declaration, and wear a face mask

Testing prior to entrance

Some events require an admission ticket. However, keeping 1,5 meters distance from each other is not mandatory. For a corona admission ticket, you need a negative test result from within the past 24 hours, a vaccination certificate or a proof of recovery from within the past 6 months. You can schedule a free corona test for this via

You can find more information about the new regulations on the RIVM’s website.

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