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Cycling in times of the coronavirus

Last updated: March 6th 2022

Thank you very much for choosing a holiday by bike, a great way to discover the Netherlands.
Of course we already knew cycling is healthy, but now experts are saying cycling can even protect you from coronavirus. You automatically keep your distance from other people and cycling strengthens the lungs. 

In times of corona things may go a little differently than you are used to during your holiday. We ask for your understanding. 
Below are some points of attention to consider during your holiday. This is based on the situation in early March. We expect more relaxation of the covid rules in spring and summertime. 

- For information about the rules for entering the Netherlands from abroad, please check this website from the Dutch government. Be aware these rules can change depending on the situation in your own country, so please also check this website shortly before arrival to see if there any changes. Proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test might be necessary to enter the Netherlands. For non EU visitors a booster vaccination and negative test is required. 
For information about the rules for entering Belgium, please check this website from the Belgian government
If you are staying longer than 48 hours in Belgium, you might need to fill in a Public Health Passenger Locator Form in the 48 hours before your arrival, depending on where you are travelling from. 

- Face masks are mandatory in public transport (including ferries), airplanes, train stations and airport. A medical face mask, type II or type IIR, is advised. 
We advise you to take some face masks with you from home. 

- Attractions and museums are open, but some might require advance reservation to avoid crowds. For the Keukenhof Gardens it is also mandatory to book tickets online: Welcome to Keukenhof. 
If you want to visit an attraction and/or museum, we recommend visiting their website in advance to see if tickets are needed to be reserved or can be purchased on the spot. 

- Ferry services may have a different timetable than stated in our travel documents, especially in spring and fall. Some small ferries do not run at all. Keep this in mind and please check the current timetable on the internet if necessary. A Teso boat ticket for Texel island must be purchased online in advance. It is not possible to buy a ticket on the spot with cash.A ticket for the boat Enkhuizen to Stavoren also needs to be bought in advance: https://tickets.veerboot.info/en/buy-tickets/ 

- For more information about the rules in the Netherlands please take a look at the government website: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19

Changes in the above points may arise in connection with new requirements and regulations imposed by governments, or with new insights. We try to keep this information as current as possible, but are not responsible for incorrect information.

We hope that this list of points does not put you off. The measures have been taken for your safety. We are positive that you can still enjoy a carefree holiday by bike in our beautiful country, but we think it is important that you are aware of the current measures to avoid any disappointments.

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