Travel responsibly during corona

To make your journey as safe and comfortable as possible, we work in accordance with the national corona measures that the government sets for public transport. We kindly but urgently ask travelers to respect these rules during their visit to Rederij Doeksen. Our employees also work according to these rules. Please read the information below carefully before travelling. Welcome aboard!

Travel responsibly during corona

Update: 14 January 2022

Stay at home with complaints
If you have fever, cough, cold or respiratory complaints, stay at home until you are symptom-free for 24 hours. If this is not the case, please modify your booking immediately.


Mouth-nose masks mandatory in the terminals, on the grounds and on board
The ferry service is considered part of public transport. That is why it is mandatory to wear a mouth-nose mask in the ferry terminals, on the grounds and on board (also on the outside deck), for persons aged 13 and older. A tie or scarf is not enough. You provide a mouth cap yourself for every crossing. No mask = no access. More information can be found at (Dutch).


Fast ferry
Eating and drinking is currently not permitted on board the express service due to the mouth-nose mask obligation. The direct crossing of the fast ferry takes about 50 minutes. If you would like to eat or drink during the crossing, travel by regular car ferry.



Unfortunately, the Grand Café Promenade in the ferry terminal in Harlingen and the catering facilities on board our ferries are closed (in connection with the corona rules). Coffee, tea and soft drinks will remain available from the vending machines on board.


Take Away

You can also quickly order something to eat or drink from our Take Away menu in the terminal in Harlingen.
Take Away opening hours: from 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM.


Shop de Parlevinker

At the ferry terminal in Harlingen you will find al little shop called 'de Parlevinker'. A maximum of 3 people are allowed in the store at the same time. Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Sun from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Too busy? Choose a quieter travel time

All seats in public transport (including on ships) may be used. Do you not like traveling on a busy sailing? Then choose a departure in the evening (to the island) or early in the morning (from the island) or for a departure on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.


You have been tested positive for COVID-19: this is how you arrange your return journey
Are you on holiday on Vlieland or Terschelling and do you have COVID-19-related complaints? Get tested on the island! Do you test positive for COVID-19 or does the GGD ask you to go into quarantine? Under no circumstances are you allowed to sit in the lounges of the ferries!


How to arrange safe transport from Terschelling (PDF file - Dutch)

How to arrange safe transport from Vlieland (PDF file - Dutch)


More information

Face masks: mandatory for travelers aged 13 years and older

Face masks

  • Face masks are mandatory for travelers aged 13 years and older during the entire journey on board. A tie or scarf is not sufficient. You provide a mouth mask yourself. No face mask = no access.
  • Splash masks (faceshields) are only permitted for passengers who demonstrably cannot or are not allowed to wear a mouth-nose mask for medical reasons. You can then take a seat on board in the saloon.


No face mask and faceshields for medical reasons?
Passengers who for medical reasons cannot wear a face mask and cannot and/or do not want to wear a face shield, will be escorted to a separate room by the purser. This has been chosen because we are responsible for order and peace on board. Experience has taught us that if, in addition to passengers with mouth-nose masks, there are also passengers in the salon without protective measures, this creates confrontational situations and a lot of unrest among the travelers.


Unfortunately, we cannot transport passengers who do not wish to comply to the above instructions.

Information from the RIVM and the national government about corona