Dutch government will not advise public to wear masks – minister – Reuters

“Because from a medical perspective there is no proven effectiveness of masks, the Cabinet has decided that there will be no national obligation for wearing non-medical masks” Van Ark said.

He argued wearing masks incorrectly, together with worse adherence to social distancing rules, could increase the risk of transmitting the disease.

Mask are currently required only on public transportation in the Netherlands and in airports.

Dutch government will not advise public to wear masks – minister – Reuters