Amsterdam Coronavirus Updates
Amsterdam Coronavirus Updates

Here you can get all the information you need about coronavirus in Amsterdam.

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The Netherlands has tried to adopt an “intelligent lockdown”, but the infection is spreading rapidly and it has one of the world’s highest mortality rates from the pandemic. Read more here.

Last updated April 6th 2020

As coronavirus is impacting the whole world, it is necessary to follow governmental restrictions and minimize your social interactions to prevent the virus from spreading further. It’s important not to panic and be careful, making sure that you, and those around you, are safe in Amsterdam during the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you happen to be stuck in a hotel room, or stranded in a destination that is not your permanent home, we gathered all the information about airports, public transport, attraction information on one page so you can be informed, take the necessary measurements and be one step closer to getting back home safely once COVID-19 is no longer a pandemic.

Coronavirus cases Netherlands: 17,851

Statistic: Number of new daily Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Netherlands as of March 29, 2020 | Statista
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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport flights cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak on 31 March 2020 and days left of current COVID-19 restrictions.

 

How to protect yourself and others from COVID-19

Rules and Restrictions in Amsterdam

The Dutch government introduced a lot of new measures to fight coronavirus on March 23. These measures include:

  • All gatherings will be banned up to June 1, but exceptions can be made for funerals and religious ceremonies with fewer than 30 people, if the 1.5 meter rule is possible to reinforce.
  • People must remain home unless they have to go out to work, to do their shopping or to care for other people.
  • You are allowed to go out for a walk to get some fresh air, but not in a group. Keep 1.5 meters away from other people.
  • No more than three people should visit your home at the same time, and only then if they can keep 1.5 meters apart
  • If any member of a family is ill, the entire family must stay home, apart from people who are in an essential profession.
  • Shops and public transport companies must take measures to ensure people remain 1.5 meters apart.
  • Companies which do not comply can be fined €4,000.
  • Services that involve direct contact with others, such as hairdressers and nail bars, are closed until April 6.
  • All casinos must be closed down.
  • Delivery and takeout of meals is still possible.
  • All gatherings are prohibited until 1 June, even gatherings of less than 100 people.
  • The mayors have the power to close areas where people gather in larger groups, such as parks and beaches if they choose to do so.
  • Anybody who does not stick to the rules can be fined €400. Read more here. 

Public schools and daycare centres

All are closed until 6th of April so far. However, schools and daycare centres will provide supervision for the children of healthcare, public transport and emergency service workers, so they can continue to work.

  • Teachers will organise distance learning for children who are at home, with priority for children who are due to take final exams this year.
  • 24 March: In a press conference, the Dutch Minister for Primary and Secondary Education announced all final examinations (centraal eindexamen) for secondary education were cancelled.

For more information click here.

Events situation:

Dutch Grand Prix – Postponed

UEFA Euro 2020 – Postponed by a year

This Is Me concerts Armin van Buuren – Postponed

2020 European Squash Individual Championships – Canceled

Marathon Rotterdam – Postponed to OCTOBER

2020 European Squash Individual Championships – Canceled

For information about more events click here. 

Airport Information

Relevant information for each airport can be found on their official websites.

Schiphol Airport 

Maastricht Airport 

Eindhoven Airport 

Rotterdam The Hague Airport 

Dutch Citizen stranded outside of the Netherlands?

We advise you to contact your local embassy, as they will be able to assist you.

If you’re a Dutch citizen, stranded and feel like you have no way to get back home, you can report this on the platform Special Assistance Abroad. This platform is a joint approach by the airlines, travel industry, insurers, and the national government and exists until at least the end of April.

Learn more on KLM’s website. 

Amsterdam attraction access

Coronavirus has affected the opening hours of the main Amsterdam attractions as well. Most of them are temporarily closed. If you are staying in Amsterdam for a longer period you might be able to still enjoy some of them after they are open again.

This is the current situation with attractions in Amsterdam during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Royal palace amsterdam closed due to coronavirus

What to do in Amsterdam during the COVID-19 restrictions?

All these restrictions might feel like they are putting your life on hold. However, it is important to remember that there is a lot one can do from home. We suggest the following activities:

  1. Learning how to cook new things – Try cooking these Dutch foods.
  2. Taking time to relax (there has never been more time than now).
  3. Meditating and/or learning yoga.
  4. Writing, journaling, working on a school task, starting a blog.
  5. Reading that book you always wanted to read – Check out 10 of the best books set in Amsterdam.
  6. Gardening, taking care of your home, decluttering.
  7. Learning about Amsterdam’s history – You can start here.
  8. Learn Dutch in Duolingo.

The opportunities are endless! Check out more ideas we have right here when  – 5 ways to travel from the safety of your home in 2020.

what to do at home during coronavirus

The entire LuggageHero teamwishes you good health and positive vibes. #SpreadPositivityNotCoronavirus

Once the situation is safe again and we are ready to explore and travel again, check our luggage storage Amsterdam guide and LuggageHero sites in Amsterdam.