Dining options for lorry drivers during new Netherlands lockdown

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Due to the fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the Netherlands has imposed a nationwide lockdown with all non-essential stores, bars and restaurants to be closed until January 14th. However, fuel stations and roadside restaurants can stay open.

Dining options for lorry drivers during new Netherlands lockdown
Photo: M.Minderhoud at Dutch Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Shops, bars and restaurants in the Netherlands had already been operating under a 5 pm to 5 am curfew since the end of November, but according to the new lockdown measures, these places must be closed.

Nevertheless, fuel stations and food stores in the country are still allowed to be open after 5:00 pm, explains the Dutch road transport association TLN.

Also, roadside restaurants belonging to the main road network may open according to their normal opening hours, but exclusively to drivers. Guests must be able to prove that they are professional drivers. However, the way in which this should be demonstrated has not been defined yet.

It must be noted that roadside restaurants and fuel station cafes that are not located on the main roads must stay closed during the restrictions. Therefore, TLN has provided a list of roads that belong to the main road network.

You can download the document HERE.


Photo: M.Minderhoud at Dutch Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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