All theatres, cinemas, museums and other cultural institutions will close for at least three weeks from next Sunday between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Visitors must also keep their distance from each other again, Mark Rutte announced on Friday evening during the press conference in which the new measures regarding the corona virus were announced.

With the so-called 'evening lockdown', the cabinet is following the advice of the Outbreak Management Team (OMT).

All theaters, cinemas and museums are currently open as usual.

Visitors must show a corona pass for access.

This remains in effect.

In addition, 1.5 meters away and a mouth cap are mandatory in places where people have a permanent seat.

This has consequences for the maximum number of visitors in, for example, a cinema or theater hall.

The maximum group size of 1,250 people in larger rooms remains unchanged.

This also applies to transfer locations such as museums, where fewer people are allowed to enter.

This concerns a maximum capacity of one person per five square meters.

The new measures have the greatest consequences for the theatres, because they often only plan their performances in the evening.

This means that many theater makers such as comedians will not give performances in the coming weeks.

Cultural sector measures in brief:

  • Corona pass remains mandatory to gain access

  • Inside, visitors keep 1,5 meters away from each other

  • At theaters and other places with a fixed seat you must wear a mouth cap when you move from A to B

  • All theaters, cinemas and museums close at 5 pm and can open again at 5 am