A curfew applies throughout the Netherlands from Saturday 23 January. That means that everyone stays indoors between 10:00 PM and 4:30 AM.
The rule is that you are not allowed to be out in the open during curfew. You may only go outside if necessary. This is only allowed for the following reasons:
- In the event of an emergency.
- If you, a person in need or an animal needs urgent (medical) help.
- If your employer requires you to go outside for work.
- If you travel abroad or the Caribbean part of the Netherlands or return to the Netherlands.
- If you walk a dog on a leash, you do this on your own.
- If you are on the road in connection with a funeral and can prove this.
- If you are on the road in connection with a summons from a judge, public prosecutor or objection and appeal committee and can prove this.
If it is really necessary for you to go outside, you must have the Self-declaration curfew form with you. You can fill in and print this digitally. You do not need a form to walk a dog. If you travel to the Netherlands you must prove that you are from abroad (you do not need a self-declaration).
If you go outside for work, you must also be able to show an Employer's Curfew Declaration.
If applicable, we will complete this statement and make it available to you.
You must be able to show the statements if you are arrested by the enforcement authorities. You can also show the completed statement to enforcers on your tablet or telephone. If you are unable to do so, you risk a fine of € 95.00.