Sports in The Hague

Residents of The Hague are still allowed to do sports and activities. But stricter rules are in effect as of 15 December. A maximum of 2 adults are allowed to play sports together. They must always keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other. Look at the rules here.

Health and safety always have top priority. This is why there are several explicit rules. These rules took effect on 15 December 2020. As of 3 March the rules for residents of The Hague under the age of 27 will probably change. The same rules will apply to them as for children and young people under the age of 18 years.

Rules for doing sports

  • Only outdoor sports are allowed. Swimming pools, sports halls and gyms are closed.
  • For people 18 years and older: always keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other, even while doing sports.
  • For people 18 years and older: a maximum of 2 people may do sports together.
  • Group lessons are not allowed.
  • Children and young people under the age of 18 are allowed to play sports together. The normal rules of engagement apply.
  • People 13 years and older must stay 1.5 metres apart from adults before and after engaging in sports activities. They also may not form a group with more than 2 people.
  • Matches, events and competitions are not permitted.
  • Stay home if you have cold or flu-like symptoms and get tested for the coronavirus.
  • Pay attention to hand hygiene recommendations and use hand sanitisers.
  • Spectators are not permitted at sporting events and practices.
  • The sports canteens, showers and changing rooms are closed. The toilets will only be open for emergencies. Use the WC at home.

You can find all of the rules for sports on the website of the Dutch government.

Sports for young people during the lockdown

Young people aged up to 18 years may do sports together outdoors. They may join a sports activity in The Hague free of charge. Read more on Corona-proof sports for young people.

Published: 19 November 2020Modified: 26 February 2021