Amsterdam Coronavirus Updates
Amsterdam Coronavirus Updates

Amsterdam Coronavirus Information

Updated on May 26th 2020

Here you have all the latest information on airports, public transport, attractions and rules and regulations on one page. We’re committed to keeping you informed so you can take the necessary measures and be one step closer to getting back to your normal life or get back home safely once the coronavirus in Amsterdam is no longer a threat.

 

Amsterdam Coronavirus Latest News

(Published in the last 24 hours)

  • ‘Frugal four’, including the Netherlands, present EU recovery plan
    Read more here
  • Greece to Reopen Borders for EU Travellers From July 1
    Read more here

Amsterdam Coronavirus Travel Information

An almost deserted Amsterdam Schiphol Airport which is usually crowded with travellers, April 4th 2020

Amsterdam Airport Information

Official websites are doing a great job at keeping travellers well-updated and at providing the latest information. You can read about the impact of coronavirus on your travel arrangements on the official websites of Amsterdam’s airports. Check with your airline company to find out about any alterations of your travel plans.

Find out more here:

Amsterdam Public Transit

Public transport in Amsterdam remains functional, however it is minimised in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. It is advised that pubic transport is used exclusively for essential journeys. If you do take public transport, please make sure you keep your distance from others. It is also advised that you wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose and gloves for your hands while on the bus, train or metro.

Keep up-to-date on public transit here:

Are you a 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.

Read here for more information on KLM’s website

Amsterdam Attractions

Old, historical buildings and empty, unused tour boats due to the Amsterdam Covid-19 outbreak. April 10th 2020

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:

Amsterdam Events

The ban on all social events that need a permit has been extended until September 1, 2020. This means no Pinkpop, Nijmeegse Vierdaagse, Zwarte Cross, as well as professional football.

Dutch Grand PrixPostponed
UEFA Euro 2020Postponed until next year
This Is Me concerts Armin van Buuren – Postponed
2020 European Squash Individual ChampionshipsCancelled
Marathon RotterdamPostponed to October
2020 European Squash Individual ChampionshipsCancelled

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Rules and Restrictions in Amsterdam

As coronavirus is impacting the whole world, it is necessary to follow governmental restrictions and minimise your social interactions to prevent the virus from spreading further. It is necessary to follow governmental restrictions in Amsterdam and minimise your social interactions to prevent the deadly virus from spreading. It’s important not to panic but it’s also very important to be careful.

The Dutch government introduced the following measures to fight coronavirus:

  • No groups larger than three people in public spaces
  • Ensure minimum distance of 1.5 metres away from other people where possible, including supermarkets
  • 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 at home and are encouraged to work from home unless they have to go out to work, to do their shopping or to care for other people
  • People 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
  • If any member of a family is ill, the entire family must stay home, apart from people who are in an essential profession
  • Schools remain closed for the time being (however, free childcare provided for children of key workers such as doctors, medical workers, emergency services, public transport, etc)
  • Organised online school and distance learning
  • 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
  • High-contact businesses (hairdressers, nail salons, massage therapists etc) will remain closed until at least May 20
  • All casinos, coffee shops, clubs, gyms and saunas remain closed until May 29th (enclosed)
  • 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 follow to the rules and restrictions will be fined €400 Read more here
  • Primary schools are to reopen from May 11, as well as special needs education and day care
  • Primary school students will most likely rotate attendance
  • Teachers and students who are experiencing symptoms of the virus should stay home
  • Teachers will also have the right to be tested for the virus
  • Press conference on March 24th, the Dutch Minister for Primary and Secondary Education announced all final examinations for secondary education were cancelled

Corona Travel: How safe is it to travel?

  • Forbes on Summer Tourism 2020: Tourists can travel to Italy again In June
    “In a bid to revive the country’s hard-hit tourism industry before the summer holidays, Italy announced Saturday it will allow travel in and out of the country starting June 3.”  Continue reading here

 

  • PulseTravel  on the Coronavirus: New study highlights America’s appetite for travel post COVID-19According to a new study, almost 75 percent of the people surveyed would feel comfortable traveling by car after around 60 days.” Continue reading here

 

  • Lonely Planet on the Coronavirus: Which airlines are resuming international flights this summer?Despite current widespread travel restrictions, some are slowly resuming services this summer albeit with limited capacity and new rules around social distancing and sanitation.”Continue reading here

What to do while currently in Amsterdam?

  • Food delivery

Restaurants are closed but that doesn’t need to prevent you from trying delicious food and keeping your body fuelled and healthy. You can visit Thuisbezorgd or other delivery websites, pick anything you have cravings for and have it delivered to your location.

  • Communicating with your loved ones

You can use this time to reconnect with your loved ones through different video options online. Keeping everyone up-to-date about yourself, making sure everyone is healthy and well and “making someones’ day” by giving them a good laugh is a great way to maintain strong relations even when you cannot physically spend time together.

Virtual coffees and dinner dates with a friend, family member, a loved one, or a “double-date” even with another couple is the thing to do during these corona times. Why not enjoy someones’ company while everyone stays in the comfort of their home? Times like these sometimes ask us to adapt to another lifestyle, but why not make the best of it?

  • Read/Write

If you’re at home, you probably have a shelf full of books that you’ve always wanted to read but never got to. Or perhaps you have some texts that you’ve saved on your phone under “read later.” This is the perfect time to take your mind off the current stressful situation and dive into a literary world, at least for a an hour or two a day.

Also, writing or keeping a journal and getting those thoughts and feelings out on paper can be a true stress reliever during times like these.

  • Get some fresh air on your balcony or take a walk around your premises when permitted

Although social distancing during these times is very important, going outdoors for some fresh air and a quick walk are just as important for our health. We suggest talking a walk around your living premises when the time permits, making use of your backyard if you have one or simply going on your balcony more frequently during the day. Also, are you wondering how to visit Amsterdam without leaving your home? Read more here

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.

The entire LuggageHero team wishes you good health and positive vibes.

It’s important that we all follow the measures set by the authorities and protect ourselves and others. By social distancing and taking care of our hygiene, we are lessening the change of the virus spreading. Every individual matters. If coronavirus spreads this fast, imagine how contagious some love and a smile are?

#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.