Your visit

For all programmes, we follow the corona protocol of our branch association VNPF and take into account the guidelines of the government and RIVM. Below we explain what this means for your visit to the Melkweg.

Prior to your visit
After purchasing your ticket online, you will receive an email no later than the day of your visit with everything you need to know before your visit. To be able to spread the flow of visitors as evenly as possible and to let everyone into the venue on time, we also ask you to be at the Melkweg no later than 30 minutes before the start of the event. On your ticket you can find the time the venue opens, from that time you can join the queue. The definitive timetable, stating when the event starts, can be found on the events page on this website from a few days prior to the programme. 

For all events from September 25th onwards, a corona entry pass is required. You can get a corona entry pass if you're 1) proof of vaccination, 2) proof of  recovery or 3) a negative test result of no more than 24 hours old. Testing remains free for anyone who does not have a recovery or vaccination certificate. Check for more information 

Proof of vaccination or recovery 
You can upload your vaccination or recovery certificate in the CoronaCheck app. According to the guidelines, you are fully vaccinated if you have had two shots of the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine, or one shot from Janssen vaccine. If you have already had corona, one vaccination shot is also considered fully vaccinated.

The yellow vaccination booklet is not valid or official proof. Don't have a smartphone or would rather use paper proof? Then you can print your corona admission ticket via

Pre-admission testing
1. Via the website you can make a free appointment to be tested within 24 hours of the event. Your test result is valid for 24 hours, take into account this validity and the time you can enter the event. This can sometimes take longer due to queues.
2. Did you test negative? Then you can use the CoronaCheck app to convert your test result into a digital test certificate. 
3. At our entrance we will scan your test certificate in addition to your admission ticket. Please also bring a valid ID as only the combination of an ID and a green screen will give access to the event.

Please note: we only grant access to visitors who have used the CoronaCheck app. A test via a GGD test lane, another test lane, a self-test or any other proof are therefore not valid.

Access for non-Dutch visitors
International visitors can gain access if they can proof (digital or paper) they entered The Netherlands with a valid proof of vaccination, or a negative covid test in the Dutch CoronaCheck App. A valid ID must be shown in all cases.

During your visit
The following applies to everyone: show consideration for one another and use your common sense. You will be informed on site about walking routes and the use of the sanitary facilities and lockers. 

Basic rules
The basic rules for all our staff, visitors, artists and suppliers are as follows:

  • Keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from others is no longer necessary, but still wise
  • Stay at home if you have a cold or flu
  • Avoid crowds
  • Do not shake hands and avoid physical contact with others
  • Disinfect your hands when you come in and wash them regularly
  • Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow
  • Pay contactless, preferably
  • Follow the instructions of the staff
  • Travel to the Melkweg on foot or by bike as much as possible, only use public transport if it is not possible otherwise

Do you have questions about your visit to the Melkweg in times of corona? On this page you'll find an overview of the most frequently asked questions and answers. Is your question not here? Send an email to We'll be glad to help you!