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.
Lockdown extended until the 2nd of March.
The Netherlands is entering its fifth week of confinement. During the lockdown restaurants, bars cafés will remain closed. Non-essential shops, museums and cinemas have been closed since Tuesday 15 December. Schools have been closed since Wednesday 16 December. Supermarkets, bakers and butchers will remain open.
- The night-time curfew currently in place has now been extended until 04.30 on Wednesday 3 March. You are not allowed to be on the street between 21:00 in the evening to 04:30 in the morning.
- You are strongly advised not to travel to the Netherlands unless it is strictly necessary.
- No more than 1 visitor aged 13 or over to your home per day.
- Face-masks are mandatory both indoors and outdoors for everybody aged more than 13. the fine for not wearing a mask is 95 euros.
- You are strongly advised to work from home.
- Only go outdoors alone, with members of your household or in a group of no more than 2 people.
Despite lagging behind other EU countries, the Netherlands started its vaccination campaign on 6 January.
Closed locations in Amsterdam:
- Shops (except those selling essentials like foods)
- Locations where contact-based professions are carried out, such as hairdressers, nail salons and sex establishments
- Theatres, concert halls, cinemas, casinos, etc.
- Zoos, amusement parks, etc.
- Indoor sporting venues such as gyms, swimming pools, saunas, spas, etc.
- Restaurants, bars and cafés
- For more information about the virus please visit government.nl and rivm.nl
- You may also call the national information line: 0800 1351
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Amsterdam Coronavirus Latest News
(Published in the last days)
- Netherlands issues “code red” alert as snow closes Covid testing centers
- Heineken cuts 8000 jobs as Covid hit sales
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- Curfew extended to the 2nd of March
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- Innovative ways to handle the curfew
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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 – Temporarily closed
- De Wallen – Limited access
- Rijksmuseum – Reopened on January 19th 2021
- Van Gogh Museum – Temporarily closed
- Anne Frank House – Reopened on January 19th 2021
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 to September 2021
UEFA Euro 2020 – Postponed to June-July 2021
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?