Just like last year, the municipality of Amsterdam is forgoing a traditional sinterklaas entry, reports NH News. Safety considerations and complex measures involved in organizing an event were decisive. Despite the fact that most corona measures are no longer in force, the organization does not yet dare to take it. The organization says it is unclear whether and how the QR code should be used and whether people should adhere to the one and a half meter rule. 

Many organizations are eager to make plans, but say that this is difficult because the measures are subject to enormous change. The committee in Amsterdam even renounces the classic entry altogether. The Johan Cruijff Arena serves as a new location to provide all children with a coronaproof party sources know to AT5. 

"There will be no classic traditional entry from the water this year, but we will provide an alternative"

ORHAN POLAT, FOUNDATION SINTERKLAAS IN AMSTERDAM

According to the organization, that alternative will come as close as possible to the original party. Exactly what the new arrival will look like will be announced later. The foundation does not want to provide clarity until next week how exactly the entry will be designed.

According to the Association of Dutch Municipalities, the rules are indeed not yet clear. It remains to be seen what the cabinet will decide in November. Arnoud Jansen of the Kennemerland Safety Region says that he hopes that there will be more clarity on 1 November. “Then municipalities also have something to discuss with the entry committees.” The communication advisor of the intermunicipal team Corona in Zaanstreek Waterland acknowledges that many things are unclear. “The current rules offer a lot of room for your own interpretation.”  

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