Unfortunately, the coronavirus will affect your stay in Amsterdam. Are you currently in Amsterdam? Or will you soon be traveling to Amsterdam? Then there are measures that you have to take into account. Below we have provided an overview of the measures that the municipality of Amsterdam has taken to combat COVID-19.
Who can travel to the Netherlands?
Not everyone can travel to the Netherlands. Dutch tourists and foreign travellers from countries where the health risks are similar to or lower than in the Netherlands can go on holiday in the Netherlands. Everyone must follow the Dutch advice and rules to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Amsterdam rules:
During your stay in the Netherlands you must follow the rules that have been imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These rules apply to everyone in the Netherlands, including tourists.
• If you have symptoms, get tested as soon as possible and stay at home.
• Maintain a distance of 1.5 metres (approx. 2 arm’s lengths) from other people.
• Wash your hands frequently.
• Don’t shake hands with others.
• Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
• Avoid busy places. Leave if you notice it is becoming difficult to keep a distance of 1.5 metres.
Testing for coronavirus
If you have symptoms such as a cold, cough, fever or sudden loss of smell or taste, you can get tested to see if you are infected with coronavirus. This will help us control the spread of the virus and protect one another. Call the toll-free number 0800 1202 (or +31 850 659 063 if you’re calling from a foreign phone) or make an appointment online when you have a citizen service number (BSN) through this website.
Stricter measures/partial lockdown from October 14th:
Because of the number of infections and hospital admissions has increased, the government has announced a tightening up of measures in Amsterdam:
- From now on, receive no more than 3 guests at home (indoors and outdoors), excluding children under 13. Outside no groups bigger than 4 persons.
- Continue working from home whenever possible.
- The self-quarantine period has been reduced from 14 days to 10 days.
- Restaurants and cafes are closed and only open for take away and delivery.
Apart from the stricter measures as stated above, you have to wear a non-medical face mask in indoor public spaces. It is recommended to wear a face mask in all indoor places such as supermarkets and other stores.
Where to eat during coronavirus in Amsterdam?
As said, all food and beverage occasions are not accessible. However, delivery and collection of meals is possible at most restaurants. Check the website of the concerning restaurant before you go collect your meal. Or… even better, let the restaurant deliver your meal to your hotel or apartment. Click here to read more about food delivery services in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
The coronavirus has a major influence on the tourism sector from all over the world. Air traffic, for example, has been greatly reduced. First of all it is mandatory to wear a face mask when you are at the Airport. Also in Amsterdam, air travel from several (high risk) countries has stopped completely. Are you traveling via Schiphol and do you want to know more about your flight and what precautions Amsterdam Schiphol Airport takes? Click here.
Public transport in Amsterdam
Public transport may be forced by Corona and the cabinet’s precautions to use fewer vehicles and to adjust the timetable. But for now all public transport will continue to run. Click here for the current timetable.