Amsterdam Coronavirus Information
Updated: August 7th 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.
Is it safe to travel?
Latest Covid-19 Travel Articles
Forbes on World Travel
2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards: Best Of The Best Around The World—For When You’re Ready
“We may not be traveling far right now, but it’s nice to know what’s awaiting us when we’re ready. Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, as part of its ongoing efforts to support the recovery of the tourism and hospitality industry, today announced the winners of its 18th annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. This coveted award program celebrates travelers’ favorite hotels, restaurants and airlines around the world, honoring 4,817 unique businesses this year.” Continue reading here >>>
Trans Weekly on Business Travel
A Focus on Business Travel: Working on a Comeback
“Lockdowns, budget cuts and videoconferencing have compelled businesses to reconsider the value of face-to-face meetings. Corporate travel managers are rethinking their business models, too.” Continue reading here >>>
EuroNews on Summer Border Openings
Summer Travel: Which Counties in Europe Have Opened Their Borders?
“Across Europe, governments have started to open their borders after weeks of closure during the coronavirus pandemic. With the summer holiday season upon us, people have started to wonder whether they will be able to get away for a break abroad – and how far they will be able to go.” Continue reading here >>>
Lonely Planet on Passport Renewals in the US
Passport renewals are experiencing huge delays – here’s what you need to know
“My passport expired this week and like millions of Americans I have a choice to make: either send it off knowing that it will likely take months for it to get processed and returned or wait until passport agencies are fully operational again. Here’s what you need to know to make that decision.” Continue reading here >>>
TravelPusle on Hotels and Resorts during the Pandemic
How Hotel Brands Have Responded to COVID-19
“The hotel industry has responded to the coronavirus pandemic with enhanced cleaning procedures, social distancing and face mask requirements as well as flexible booking and cancellation policies. However, some companies have been more effective than others. NerdWallet recently compared eight major brands based on their flexible change and cancellation policies as well as health and social distancing policies such as mask enforcement, social distancing in common areas and low-contact check-in procedures to determine which have handled the COVID-19 crisis the best.” Continue reading here >>>
Amsterdam Coronavirus Latest News
(Published in the last 24 hours)
- Amsterdam enforces face masks in crowded places
Read here >
- “Risky behavior” behind spiking covid-19 cases in Netherlands, health service says
Read here >
- Amsterdam mayor worried that second “partial lockdown” is looming
Read here >
- Dutch tuition online with Taalthuis: the lockdown legacy that’s staying for good
Read here >
Amsterdam Coronavirus Travel Information
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
Most Amsterdam attractions have started to reopen. Here, you can keep yourself informed on attraction reopenings, daily opening and closing times and information on reduced capacity.
In the case that certain locations close again due to changes in restrictions, you can still enjoy some of these attractions after they are open again if you are staying in Amsterdam for a longer period of time.
Here is the list of Amsterdam’s iconic attractions and their official websites with the latest updates:
- Royal Palace Amsterdam – Reopened on June 3rd 2020; with reservation only
- De Wallen
- Rijksmuseum – Reopened on June 1st 2020
- Van Gogh Museum – Reopened on June 1st 2020
- Anne Frank House – Reopened on June 1st 2020
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 Prix – Postponed
UEFA Euro 2020 – Postponed until next year
This Is Me concerts Armin van Buuren – Postponed
2020 European Squash Individual Championships – Cancelled
Marathon Rotterdam – Postponed to October
2020 European Squash Individual Championships – Cancelled
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 as of June 1st 2020:
- It is advised to work from home if possible and avoid busy places and to keep a distance of 1.5 meters between other people
- Wearing a non-medical mask is a must on all public transport starting August 5th 2020
- Only travel by public transport for essential reasons
- Restaurants and cafes may reopen outdoor seating areas; open for 30 people and visitors must have a reservation
- Movie theatres, theatres and concert halls for up to 30 people allowed, with reservation
- Museums and cultural sites open
- Secondary schools open; universities and higher education institutions for a limited time for exams
- For more information about the virus please visit government.nl and rivm.nl
- You may also call the national information line: 0800 1351
What to do while currently in Amsterdam?
- Food delivery
The coronavirus situation 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?
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.
As we all know, keeping active is crucial to our well-being. When you’re stuck inside for a longer period of time and running or going to the gym is not yet an option, yoga and stretching are the way to go. These are activities you can do on your own floor or balcony. There are many videos online that you can follow while doing these activities, and you can also tune into live-stream yoga classes available online.
- Go for a walk
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, 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!
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?