The Toverland theme park in Sevenum, Netherlands, has announced a series of safety measures the park is planning for when it reopens following closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Toverland’s director, Jean Gelissen, the park is considering limiting its visitor numbers. “We are thinking about working with time slots. We will have to spread. People who don’t know each other will probably no longer be able to coexist,” said Gelissen.

Bellewaerde theme park in Belgium is planning to put similar measures in place when it reopens, including capping the number of visitors to the park initially to 4,000. With fewer guests, people will be able to spread out more and keep a safer distance from each other.

Bellewaerde is also going to place distance markers around the park where people form queues, bring in additional cleaning routines and ensure staff where masks, to help maintain the social distancing implementing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.



The Bellewaerde Amusement Park and Bellewaerde Aquapark in Belgium are planning a seamless and safe reopening of the attraction sites.

Measures to be implemented at the sites are expected to include a cap on the number of visitors. Face masks will be available at the sites and distance markers put in place to ensure visitors keep their distance from one another while queuing for attractions. Additional cleaning routines will also be introduced.

Filip Van Dorpe, a spokesperson at Bellewaerde, said: ““We are taking measures to keep the staff working safely and still provide visitors with an unforgettable day of fun and adventure. Once the government provides more clarity about a possible opening date, we want to be sufficiently prepared to guarantee our visitors a pleasant and safe visit, without losing sight of the safety of our own people.

“We placed a group order for our masks for our employees. In order to bridge an initial opening period, more than 100,000 copies are on order,” Van Dorpe added.

The park’s general manager, Stefaan Lemey, noted how safety has always been a main concern. “Safety has always been a top priority at Bellewaerde and this will be no different this season. We will make every effort to welcome visitors in a safe manner, taking into account the various measures,” Lemey said.