As part of stricter corona measures, all museums, zoos and amusement parks must be closed for the next two weeks by order of the cabinet. Club van Elf, the advocacy group with 23-day attraction parks among its members including Efteling, Artis, Madurodam and the Railway Museum, is hoping to reopen in the traditionally busy month of December.
“It is important that we take steps now,” says Kees Klesman, director of Club van Elf. “So now a hard blow so that we can open up again around Christmas.”
According to Klesman, the daytime attraction companies aren’t necessarily in financial trouble due to this two-week shutdown. “November is traditionally a quiet month. In addition, some of our members such as Walibi and Apenheul are already closed this season. Nevertheless, it remains annoying because a lot of money has already been lost this year. “
He also points to the more difficult position of museums and zoos with more indoor spaces. “They may be more affected than the big amusement parks, for example.”