Avonturenpark Hellendoorn is open to the public today, but not all tickets have been sold. About 1,500 visitors bought a ticket, while 2,000 were available. At museum No Hero in Delden they also have to deal with a low turnout. The number of visitors could even be counted on two hands yesterday. “There are many barriers.”
Before people can attend a trial event, they must first have a negative corona test result. The locations where a rapid test is administered have been determined by the national government. Testing in Overijssel is currently only possible in Enschede or Zwolle. People from the Hellendoorn or Delden area first have to make a detour before going to the amusement park or museum. The result of the rapid test may be no more than 40 hours old.
Testing at Twenthe Airport
On Wednesday at one o’clock in the afternoon, Gerard Kokhuis heard from museum No Hero that they were allowed to open on Friday as the first museum in the Netherlands. He can explain the low turnout. “I am really in awe of the people who came yesterday. Testing is only possible in the area at Twente Airport. You don’t want to know where you will be going. Somewhere completely afterwards in some hangar. Everything is shielded there as if it were a drug lab. is. “
René Peul, marketing director at Avonturenpark Hellendoorn, also calls the test policy ‘cumbersome’. “You have to give a lot and this is not our preference. We are happy to cooperate, but the goal must be to eventually open the doors without a test.”
‘No fat pot’
For Peul 1500 visitors is not too bad. “We only had a very short time to make this clear.” But he also admits that today is not a fat pot. “Still, it is at the top that we can kick off with the May holiday ahead. That holiday is really crucial. We have been closed for five months in the winter and then you make a lot of investments. We have already missed Easter, so the May holiday is very important. . “
Today No Hero can count on slightly more visitors. There are fifteen guests on the schedule. “I hope there will be some more. But nevertheless we remain enthusiastic. We are the first museum to participate in the ‘testing for access’ trial, so in that respect it is also special. Normally you have sixty or seventy people in a day. But it is a learning process for the national government and for us. ”
In Hellendoorn they are in any case completely ready, says Peul. “We welcome the visitors with open arms.”
Not all events in Overijssel have to do with a low turnout. At pop venue Metropool in Enschede and Hengelo, a total of six evenings with performances are planned, to which seventy visitors are allowed to attend at a time. All performances were already sold out two days ago.