Amsterdam Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rules

Face Masks and Social Distancing in Amsterdam Face masks are mandatory in certain areas of Amsterdam. Amsterdam has introduced stricter measures in response to an uptick in coronavirus infections. Face masks, anyone? Amsterdam is one of the hotspots when it comes to the number of new infections. Only Rotterdam has seen a higher number of…

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How to order a beer in Amsterdam

Woman enjoying a beer at Café Tabac in Amsterdam's Jordaan district Order Beer Like An Amsterdammer Ordering a beer is simple enough, of course. But knowing the Amsterdam lingo for doing so can certainly help prevent unwelcome surprises. After all, you wouldn’t be the first tourist who, after ordering a beer in English, gets its…

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Amsterdam Coronavirus Lockdown Measures Relaxed

Here's What is Open in Amsterdam Amsterdam's famous Dam Square during the height of the 'Intelligent Lockdown.' Instead of the usual crowd of tourists a few locals are practicing their social distancing skills. © Photo Copyright: DutchAmsterdam.com Throughout the Netherlands COVID-19 lockdown rules have been eased. Cultural institutions and venues such as museums, theaters, cinemas,…

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Amsterdam Public Transport Guide and Tickets

Amsterdam public transport consists of an extensive, reliable network that includes bus, metro, and tram lines, as well as ferries. Tickets are easy to obtain and use. They must be bought in advance. Public Transport Coronavirus Protocol As of June 1, 2020, all passengers aged 13 and over must wear a mask while boarding, during the…

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Amsterdam Coronavirus Measures Relaxing

Here's What is Open in Amsterdam Amsterdam's famous Dam Square during the height of the 'Intelligent Lockdown.' Instead of the usual crowd of tourists a few locals are practicing their social distancing skills. © Photo Copyright: DutchAmsterdam.com Throughout the Netherlands COVID-19 lockdown rules are being eased. But where international tourism is concerned, Amsterdam may well…

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Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo – Dierentuin Artis

Artis is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands, one of the oldest zoos in Europe, and one of the oldest zoos in the world. It also is one of our favorite places to visit in Amsterdam. In that we're certainly not alone. In 2019 ARTIS received 1.4 million visitors. The zoo gets great reviews at…

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Amsterdam King’s Day 2021: All-Day Citywide Street Party

Next King's Day: April 27, 2021 The coronavirus played havoc with King's Day 2020 (see below). Sure, there were some online events and family balcony- or backyard parties. But those are poor alternatives for the overwhelming party atmosphere of a full-blown normal 'Koningsdag.' So, let's look forward to next year's event. It is far too…

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Amsterdam King’s Day 2020: All-Day Citywide Street Party

King's Day 2020: Lockdown Edition As part of a collection of measures in response to the coronavirus crisis, the Dutch Government has banned large-scale events until 1 September 2020. This is because it is impossible to ensure people maintain a safe distance of 1.5 metres from one another at these events. Plus we're all still…

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SAIL Amsterdam 2020 Cancelled | Next Up: SAIL Amsterdam 2025

The next Amsterdam SAIL event will take place in August, 2025. SAIL Amsterdam 2020 Cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis The 10th edition of the quinquennial ('every five years') SAIL Amsterdam event takes place in August 2025. It was originally scheduled to take place in August 2020. However, among the measures introduced by the Dutch…

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Amsterdam and the Coronavirus crisis

Corona virus COVID-19 stops overtourism in its tracks Normally busy Dam square seen during the 'intelligent lockdown' due to the Coronavirus crisis. While not mandatory, people are strongly encouraged to stay at home at all times. (Image: screenshot from the Amsterdam Dam webcam) What a difference a virus makes. Just like other popular cities around…

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