[Updated 26 May 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. And in most cases members of the public will not be allowed to enter the courthouse. In the courthouse special precautions have been taken to minimise COVID-19 risks.