Information about the coronavirus

Dear storeowners and entrepreneurs of Chinatown,


As you all are aware, the coronavirus is bringing the country to a grinding stop. For many of you, this means a significant decline in business and for some even full closure of restaurants. These measures will last until at least April 6th, though it is unlikely that life will be back to normal right then.


Below we have gathered several links that may be important for you to follow:


General info

On the RIVM website, you can find recent updates on the virus’ spread and measures that are being taken.


For entrepreneurs

The website of the Den Haag Municipality has opened a page dedicated to information specifically for store owners and entrepreneurs in The Hague. Here you find the rules and measures regarding keeping business running for as much as that is possible.


Besides, you can also find information about shortening your employees’ working times, compensation for lost business and information regarding those who are self-employed or work freelance jobs.


Haags Retailpunt has a Facebook page which they continuously update with information.



As an entrepreneur, you must have many questions at the moment. If you are based in The Hague you can call the municipality’s Local Business Counter.


Communication to customers and questions from the public

On the Dutch Government’s website, you can find posters and flyers written in several languages. You can print these and hang around to inform customers about the measures currently taken.


The Chinatown The Hague Foundation wishes each and every one of you much needed encouragement and good luck in these harsh times. We aim to keep you all as informed as we can. For that, please keep an eye on our website, but even more so, read updates published by official authorities.


Thank you and best of health to you all!