Of course, you like to spend your holiday as uncomplicated as possible. However, we understand that there are currently many questions regarding traveling. We have collected a few questions, which will hopefully help you to enjoy your holiday at Qurios without any worries and get your well-deserved rest.
First of all: in the Netherlands, there is currently no general face mask obligation. However, since June 1st, there is a face mask obligation for all passengers using public transport from the age of 13 years. This includes bus, tram, metro, train, and ferry. Additionally, a face mask obligation was introduced in some places in busy cities, such as some shopping streets in Amsterdam. Attention: this face mask obligation also applies outdoors.More information about face mask obligation in Amsterdam
Can I go out to eat?
Yeah, that's no problem. Restaurants in the Netherlands are open again since June 1st. However, in the restaurants at the Qurios parks, as well as in all other restaurants, you have to make a reservation in advance. The 1.5-metre distance rule must still be guaranteed. In restaurants, it is mandatory to be seated, standing at a bar, for instance is not allowed. The host may ask about your state of health. This is an obligatory control question, which is prescribed by the Dutch government. Pay as much as possible without cash. Furthermore, many restaurants do not accept cash at all, and orders can only be placed and paid through a QR code system.
Important: Guests who do not belong to one household must keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other. .
Are restaurant patios open?
Restaurant patios are also open. A reservation in advance is not mandatory here. However, to keep it manageable for hosts, you should register at the entrance first. So never simply sit down at a table, but ask the staff of the restaurant to be seated first. A seat must also be available to everyone on restaurant patios. The 1.5-metre distance rule must still be guaranteed and you are obligated to be seated. The host may ask about your state of health. This is an obligatory control question, which is prescribed by the Dutch government. Pay as much as possible without cash. Furthermore, many restaurants do not accept cash at all, and orders can only be placed and paid through a QR code system.
Important: Guests who do not belong to one household must keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other.
In the supermarket
In most stores, but most certainly in the supermarket, the store itself decides how many people can be inside at the same time. Almost everywhere it is mandatory to use a shopping cart, or at least a shopping basket. This, however, can vary depending on the location. It would be good if you do not go inside with more than one person at a time. Preferably also do not take your children with you either, unless it is absolutely necessary. In most stores rules are clearly communicated at the entrance. This rule also applies to all Qurios Parks, at the reception, and in the mini-shop.
Are there rules in public transport?
It is currently recommended to travel by public transport only when it's really necessary because there needs to be enough space for the people that are really dependent on public transport. If for any reason you have to use public transport during your holiday, passengers of 13 years and older are obliged to wear a face mask. So use your bike as often as possible is the motto!
The ferry to Ameland
The ferry to and from Ameland is also covered by the public transport scheme. So don't forget your face mask here either.
Local rules in busy cities
In busy cities, additional measures sometimes apply at a local level. In our capital Amsterdam, for example, wearing a face mask is mandatory in some places. In busy shopping streets, one-way traffic may be applied. The 1.5 metre measure is subject to stricter supervision. When you are visiting one of these places, make sure you follow the local rules and do not forget to take your face mask with you.
Visiting the museum
Depending on the size of a museum, the maximum number of persons is determined. The distance of 1.5-metres must be guaranteed at any time, as well. Most museums can only be entered by reservation. Your visit will then be planned within a certain period of time.
How many people are allowed in one car?
Since July 1st you are allowed to travel with two or more people who do not belong to the same houehould in one car. However, in that case you are advised to wear face masks.
On the beach or in a park
It is also important to keep a distance of 1.5-metres in public outdoor places. The rules here are often set by a local authority or safety region. Follow the instructions given when entering the beach or a park. Always avoid groups of more than 10 people in public.
Rules and measures regarding the coronavirus are constantly changing. Qurios tries to keep you as well informed as possible about the latest developments. Keeping your distance is and remains for the time being the only possibility to return to normal life at least to some extent. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding because it is the only way we can continue to enjoy the little things in life together.