Dutch National Opera to Reopen Following New Government Regulations

By Francisco Salazar

The Dutch National Opera is set to reopen after the Netherlands relaxed its COVID measures.

Following a tough lockdown that shut down hospitality settings, including bars, restaurants, and museums on Dec. 18, the Dutch government said on Tuesday, Jan. 25 that it will take a risk and ease restrictions.

The new guidelines will allow cafes, bars, and restaurants to open until 10 p.m. and in order to enter these areas, patrons will be required to show a negative test result, prove they are vaccinated, or have recently recovered from a coronavirus infection.

Nightclubs will remain closed, and capacity at sporting and cultural events will be limited to 1,250 people.

The Dutch National Opera recently canceled productions of “Salome” and “Le Lacrime di Eros.” The company next presents “Orphee/L’Amour/Eurydice.”