Update: Netherlands in lockdown

Most locations will be closed.

Most locations are closed, including:

– Food and drink venues such as restaurants and bars.
– Locations for artistic and cultural activities, such as cinemas, theatres and concert halls.
– Zoos and amusement parks.
– Indoor sporting locations, such as gyms and swimming pools.
– Non-essential shops such as clothing shops, department stores and hardware shops.

A few locations may remain open:
– Essential shops such as supermarkets, pet shops, chemists, opticians and wholesalers may open from 05:00 to 20:00.
– Service providers such as lawyers and notaries may be open for their regular opening hours.

Ban on events

There is a ban on events. Events are therefore not possible.


– All indoor sports venues are closed.
– Professional sports and swimming lessons for A, B and C level swimming certificates may take place.
– Outdoor sporting locations may open between 05:00 and 17:00.


– Within the Netherlands: stay at home as much as possible. If you do go out, limit contact with others and stay 1.5 metres apart.
– Abroad: the Dutch government issues travel advice per country. If you have holiday plans, travel smart. Travelling is still a risk, and will remain a risk. Check the travel advice on Wijsopreis.nl (in Dutch).


Possibility for vaccination

If you come work for BouwGenius in the Netherlands and if you want to get vaccinated here, that is possible.


You can be vaccinated without an appointment, check https://prikkenzonderafspraak.rijksoverheid.nl/nl for a location nearby (tip: change the language of that website top right). You need to bring your ID when you go for a vaccination.


You can also make an appointment  for the vaccination.
There are 3 options to make this appointment

1.  You can make an appointment yourself by calling the national vaccination number 0800 – 7070
Keep you BSN number at hand during this call (the lines are very busy lately). If this number doesn’t work you can also try this one: +31 85 112 4970.

2. If you have a DigiD you can make an appointment online.

3. Hollandzorg will contact you with the information about vaccinating. You can follow those steps and get vaccinated (only after you started working).


If you have questions or need help, you can always contact us by calling 088-2442700 or send an e-mail to [email protected]


You can also check the link below, for some extra  information about the Dutch rules and regulations around the COVID-19 vaccination.


On this page you can find information about the COVID-19 rules and measures in the Netherlands.

You can still work in the Netherlands as a carpenter, just make sure to be prepared by reading this page.

All EU citizens are allowed to travel and work in other EU countries.
For traveling during this pandemic, read the rules below.



On the map (ECDC) you see the colors of the European countries related to COVID-19 (Corona). Please find the full list on the website of the Dutch government .

When travelling from green countries.

  1. No EU travel ban
  2. No proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or negative test result needed
  3. No self-quarantaine required
  4. Health declaration needed when flying.

When travelling from orange or red countries.

  1. No EU travel ban
  2. You need a proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative testresult
  3. No self-quarantaine required
  4. Health declaration needed when flying.

When not feeling well, have yourself tested (even if you have no typical symptoms and/or have been vaccinated).

Rules applying since November 6th

Basic rules

  • Stay at home when having COVID-19 symptoms and get tested as soon as possible.
  • If you test positive for the coronavirus: stay at home and avoid contact with other people, even if they are vaccinated.
  • Don’t shake hands.
  • Regularly wash your hands with soap
  • Keep distance of 1,5 meters, to protect yourself and others.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Keep ventilating closed spaces.

Measures from 6 november

Wear a facemask at the following locations

  • On public transport: Trains, trams, busses, metros and ferries.
  • On private passenger transport: Taxi, mini vans and coaches.
  • At airports from the security check and aircraft. Airports can add their own measures.
  • Inside all buildings accesible to the public and in covered areas where coronavirus entry passes are not required: Supermarkets, shops, libraries, play and gaming venues and amusement parks.
  • On public transport stations and platforms, including shops.
  • Contact based professions.

If you do not wear you will be fined €95,-.

Daily life

  • Visiting friends and family in the Netherlands is allowed
  • Schools and other educational services are fully open

Visits where you must show your corona pass.

  • All establishments serving food and drinks in and outside, except for takeaway.
  • Casinos
  • Events such as festivals
  • Business with assigned seating like conferences.
  • Professional sports matches.
  • Cultural venues such as cinemas, theatres and music venues.
  • Locations with a continuous flow of visitors in sectors where coronavirus entry passes are mandatory: hospitality, sport, culture, art and events.
  • Events with a continuous flow of visitors with no assigned seats: Fun fairs and sport events.
  • Organised sport activities above 18 years old.
  • Taking part of watching organised sport activities.
  • Organised artistic and cultural activities.

What allows you entrance or the corona pass?

  • Full vaccination
  • Negative test result no older then 24 hours
  • Recovered of the COVID-19 virus in the last 6 months
  • Download the corona pass app presented by your country.

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