Amsterdam Coronavirus Information
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.
Governmental 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.
- 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
Is it safe to travel?
Latest Covid-19 Travel Articles
Travel and Leisure on Fall Activities During the Pandemic
Is It Safe to Go Trick-or-treating, Apple Picking, Leaf-peeping, and More This Fall? Here’s What Experts Have to Say
“How safe is it to enjoy your favorite fall activities, like trick-or-treating, apple picking, and visiting a pumpkin patch? Medical experts weigh in. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered life as we know it. Through spring and summer, we’ve endured, making the best of lockdowns, quarantines, and stay-at-home restrictions. But now that autumn is on the horizon, should we expect to miss out on our favorite fall traditions? We turned to medical experts for advice on which fall activities are safe and which are probably best to skip this year while the pandemic lingers on.” Continue reading here
Forbes Travel on North American Airports
While You’re Not Flying Those Who Are Say They’re (Mostly) Having A Great Time At North America’s Airports
“In its new report, issued Wednesday, on customers’ satisfaction with North American airports the J.D. Power organization revealed travelers’ satisfaction with airports overall has soared in inverse proportion to the decline in people using them since the arrival of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, pandemic early this year. The average score rose an unprecedented 22 points from last year’s score record.” Continue reading here
Travel Pusle on the Latest Travel Trends
New Research Reveals Trends in US Travelers’ Behavior for 2021
“Travel search engine Skyscanner today released a new report entitled ‘The New World of Travel’, in which it explores the most important travel trends to emerge amid the pandemic. Its data and extensive consumer research revealed some expected behaviors to be seen among U.S. travelers once they begin to venture out internationally again.” Continue reading here
Lonely Planet on Hotels and Airbnbs
Ask LP: what’s the safer option – a hotel or an Airbnb?
“Let’s start with a disclaimer: however good a hotel or a letting company’s cleaning guidelines are, they still need to be put in place on an individual basis. In other words, it’s a big world – though not currently as big as it usually is – and making generalisations is difficult.
The effort required by individual properties to be as visibly hygienic as possible should be a win-win-win though. The good name of the establishment is preserved, as is that of the company, and the guest receives a safe and relaxing stay.” Continue reading here
Amsterdam Coronavirus Latest News
(Published in the last 24 hours)
- Extra coronavirus measures for Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague
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- New coronavirus measures likely in Amsterdam, The Hague, prime minister says
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- Netherlands among Western Europe’s biggest Covid hot spots
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- Coronavirus does impact the brain via immune system, Dutch researchers find
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How to safely store your luggage during the COVID-19 pandemic
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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 reopened. 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
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?