Sports in The Hague

All residents of The Hague are allowed to do sports and activities. But there are strict rules. A maximum of 4 adults are allowed to do 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 as of Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at midnight.

Rules for doing sports

  • 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 4 people may do sports together. This is excluding the trainer or instructor.
  • Multiple groups of 4 people are allowed to do sports next to each other as long as the groups do not mix, are clearly defined and keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other.
  • A maximum of 30 people are allowed in an indoor space. Group lessons for individual sports such as spinning or yoga are permitted.
  • 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 4 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.
  • Urgent advisory: wear a face mask in the entrance hall of the swimming pools and sport halls.

More information

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

    Published: 19 November 2020Modified: 19 November 2020