Tips for going out safely during Pentecost weekend

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Published:
30/05/2020

Tips for going out safely during Pentecost weekend

With the sunny weather forecast for the Pentecost weekend, we anticipate more people in the city, parks and beaches. And with the opening of cafes, restaurants and beach pavilions from Monday 1 June, the streets will be busier. To help you stay safe, The Municipality of The Hague has shared some tips if you plan to go out.

 

Are you going to the city centre?

  • Travel on foot or by bike. You can park your bicycle in one of the parking facilities in the centre. You can find an overview of all free and paid bicycle parking facilities on the Biesieklette website
  • Keep a safe distance of 1.5-metres from people
  • Is it busy? Then find a quiet place. There are guides who can help you with this. You can also return at another time
  • The Grote Marktstraat has been set up as a bicycle-free shopping street from Saturday 30 May to Monday 1 June, to give visitors space. You can take a detour via the Amsterdamse Veerkade

 

Are you going to the beach, park or forest?

  • Travel on foot or by bike. Many parking facilities near forests, parks and beaches are closed
  • If arriving by bike, park your bike at a Biesieklette facility or at the racks available near the beach entrance. The space at the beach entrances must be kept free
  • Plan your visit at quiet times, in the morning or late afternoon
  • Keep a safe distance of 1.5-metres from people
  • Is it busy? Then find a quiet place or return at another time
  • Due to the sunny weather, the road along the boulevard (Strandweg) and Vissershavenweg will be closed to vehicles. The harbour is also less accessible

 

Reopening of restaurants, cafes and beach pavilions

On Monday 1 June from 12 noon; restaurants, cafes and beach pavilions may open their doors again to guests. Please keep the following in mind:

  • Keep a safe distance of 1.5-metres from other guests and employees
  • Stay home if you have cold or flu symptoms
  • The food and beverage establishment can refuse guests if there is a suspicion of a cold or flu
  • At a table, guests must stay 1.5-metres apart, unless the guests belong to a common household
  • All guests must use a seat at a table or bar
  • All guests must make a reservation in advance. This is not mandatory for outdoor dining
  • Use contact-free mode of payment

 

Read more about changes in government measures effective from 1 June.