New CoronaCheck app facilitates travel
The Dutch authorities have launched the CoronaCheck app, where holders can show they are vaccinated, have recovered from COVID-19 or prove a negative test result in order to access events and venues across the country.
Developed by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the downloadable app contains useful information such as name, date of birth, and which vaccine has been administered, and will allow holders to enter large-scale events and venues by generating a QR code for access.
The CoronaCheck app can also be used for travel within the European Union, in the same manner as the European Union Digital COVID-19 Certificate (EUDCC).
Discover Rotterdam’s patchwork of modern architecture on a cycling tour of the city
The Netherland’s second largest city is renowned for its extensive cycling network, which criss-crosses the city limits. From the Euromast tower to the Modernist-era Van Nelle Factory, now a UNESCO Heritage Site, explore Rotterdam’s modern cityscape on a self-guided cycling tour. Don’t miss the famous Cube Houses community in Oude Haven. Designed by Dutch architect, Piet Blom in the late 1970s, each of the 39 houses is shaped like a cube and tilted at 55 degrees. Learn more about the city’s iconic modernist construction in the Show Cube Museum, a converted Cube House where visitors can learn about the joys (and challenges) of living in a cube.