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Welcome to Het Nieuwe Instituut! We kindly ask all our visitors to help create a safe and comfortable space: a shared environment which everyone feels free to experience and enjoy in their own way. We encourage our visitors to be sociable, taking curiosity and creativity as their starting point. If you feel unsafe during your visit, please talk to a staff member.

Coronavirus regulations

On 25 January 2022, the cabinet announced new coronavirus regulations. These apply from 26 January to at least 8 March 2022.
Please take some time to read and understand those that apply that apply to a visit to Het Nieuwe Instituut and Sonneveld House. Het Nieuwe Instituut follows the Museum Protocol, the rules of conduct for safe and responsible museum visits drawn up by the Museum Association on the basis of official guidelines. Pending a revised version of the Museum Protocol, the institute follows the generally applicable advice of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health) and central government (dated 25 January).
  • Visitors to the institute are obliged to have their EU Digital Covid Certificate checked.

  • Follow the basic rules: disinfect your hands on arrival, for example.

  • Keep 1.5 metres away from other visitors at all times, including in the exhibition galleries.

  • In order to guarantee this mutual distance, the various galleries have a maximum capacity, which is indicated on signs at their entrances.

  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose everywhere, including in the exhibition galleries.

  • A set walking route is not necessary in Het Nieuwe Instituut's building.

  • A reservation for a specific time slot is not necessary.

  • For museum visitors, guests, guest speakers and researchers from outside the European Union, the institute accepts a vaccination certificate as the equivalent of the EU Digital Covid Certificate containing a QR code that EU citizens must show. European visitors must be able show their certificate and have their QR code scanned before they are allowed inside.

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