Safe business meetings

Based on the press conference (14th of September)

The following rules apply starting september 25.

Rules for restaurants, cafes and nightclubs

  • Restaurants and cafes are closed from 00:00 to 06:00.
  • Visitors have a fixed seat.
  • Visitors keep 1,5 meters away from each other.
  • Nightclubs and discotheques are closed.
  • Corona testtickets are mandatory.

The following applies to festivals, performances, parties and sports competitions such as in professional football:
Outside:

  • no maximum number of visitors
  • no closing time.

Inside with fixed seat:

  • no maximum number of visitors,
  • no closing time.

Inside without a fixed seat:

  • a maximum number of visitors,
  • closing time is 12 noon.

Rules for travel

  • Wearing a facemask is mandatory

People who come to the Netherlands must have 2 negative corona tests:

  • a "regular" test that is not older than 72 hours;
  • a quick test which is taken shortly before departure.

Video series - ‘Safe business meetings in Haarlem’

The Haarlem Convention Bureau has made a video series to show the MICE industry some examples of local entrepreneurs and their safety measures. View the videos below.

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Interview Boutique hotel Staats
Claudia van den Berg of Boutiquehotel Staats indicates that their meeting facilities and 21 hotel rooms have recently been booked more often by business visitors: 'For example, there are companies that want to bring their employees together again after all those video calls and working from home in order to get unite the useful with the pleasant. "

Watch the video in which Claudia talks about business meetings in the 1.5-meter economy and her vision for the future.

Interview Vooges Centraal
In addition to Vooges Centraal (behind the train station in Haarlem), Rolf Vooges also operates a beach pavilion in Zandvoort and knows, partly because of the changeable Dutch weather, what flexible entrepreneurship is: "Running or standing still. But I have never experienced to completely stand still in our operations". Now that Vooges is back in business within the 1.5 meter economy, he is doing it with a lot of enthusiasm. Vooges is ready to welcoming guests again.

Watch the video in which Rolf talks about business meetings in the 1.5 meter economy and his vision for the future.

Interview Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem
After an enormous renovation, Niels Piscaer of Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem was completely ready to welcoming the business guest. But then COVID-19 happened. The conference hotel of Haarlem is very spacious with  20 meeting rooms, optionally in combination with 314 hotel rooms and 378 seats in the restaurant. Therefore they can welcoming their guests again in a safe way.

Watch the video in which Niels talks about business meetings in the 1.5-meter economy and his vision for the future.