Rapid Tests Will Allow Some People To Visit Zoos And Museums This Month

Katherine Notman Katherine Notman - Staff Writer

Rapid Tests Will Allow Some People To Visit Zoos And Museums This Month

Tickets will only be available for April.

This month, limited numbers of people who have negative rapid test certificates will be able to visit cultural and recreational places like Madame Tussauds, Artis Zoo, and even Keukenhof. Observing sports games will also be allowed, but again, only for a limited number of people.

Keukenhof in particular will welcome 5,000 people over three days from April 9-11 and on April 18, 5,000 people will be able to watch the cup final in Kuip, between Ajax and Vitesse. So, how do we actually book tickets and arrange tests? Well, everyone who wants to attend one of the participating events or locations needs to ‘contact the event organiser’ to secure tickets, according to the government website. So, for example, admission to Artis Zoo may involve phoning ahead of time to see if there are tickets available.

Artis Zoo

Visitors will then need to take a rapid Covid-19 test and present a negative test certificate upon arrival. Ideally, the test should have been taken less than 24hours before arrival and where you need to get tested depends on where you’re going. For example, if you’re going to a museum or zoo you should speak to the organizer and they will be able to advise you on where you should get tested. If you are going to an event like a football match, with limited numbers, you can make an appointment to be tested on the Open Netherlands Foundation website.  We’ve all heard of the Field Lab tests, at which sometimes thousands of people gather with strict guidelines, and this will also be a test to see how society could use testing to re-open things like zoos and museums to visitors. However, this particular test will only run for a limited period of time.



You can read the list of events and locations opening to the public on the government website. Everyone will be subject to the same Covid-19 rules as always – maintaining a distance between people of 1.5 metres, washing hands regularly and wearing a mask where necessary. You can find the basic Covid-19 rules for when you’re out and about on the official website.

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