[Updated 22 December 2020]
The Dutch Government has ordered measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As a result, access to the courthouses, including the Palace of Justice where the NCC District Court and NCC Court of Appeal are located, was restricted from March through mid-May. However, effective 1 June 2020, the NCC courthouse will be accessible to lawyers and parties if the court orders a courtroom hearing. However, some restrictions will still apply, such as a maximum number of attendees. The press and members of the public need to register in order to attend a videoconference or courtroom hearing. In the courthouse special precautions have been taken to minimise COVID-19 risks.