COVID-19 outbreak status in Amsterdam
Update 16th of March; as of yesterday, the Dutch government has taken new drastic measures in order to fight the corona outbreak. As of Sunday 18:00 the 15th of March all bars, restaurants and coffeeshops are closed (with the exception of takeaways) until further notice.
Along with many other European countries, The Netherlands has also been struck by the Corona Virus outbreak. Noord Brabant, a province in the southern part of the Netherlands, has been affected the worst. In Amsterdam, fewer infections have been found; 20 currently. The Dutch Government has now taken measures to fight the outbreak. All events with more than 100 persons have been prohibited. In Amsterdam, the bigger museums and attractions are closed until the end of March. Public transport and airports are still open. Authorities have advised anyone in the Netherlands to take the following precautions;
Avoid large groups (more than 100 people).
Wash your hands regularly.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Cough and sneeze into your inner elbow.
Turn away from others coughing or sneezing.
Use paper tissues to contain your coughs and blow your nose.
If you have any More advise and frequently asked questions can be found at rivm.nl, the official website of National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.
Which museums and attractions are closed?
All attractions, museums along with restaurants are currently closed will not open until the 6th of April. Depending on the situation, the government will make a decision on new measures to fight the Corona Virus. In Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands restaurants are closed, or only open for takeaways. Other museums and attractions thath are closed, include;
- Van Gogh Museum
- Anne Frank House
- Heineken Experience
- NEMO science museum
- House of Bols
- Rembrandt House Museum
- Lovers Canal Cruises
- Artis Zoo
- Amsterdam Ice Bar
- Ripley’s believe it or not
- Red Light Secrets
- Powerzone – bowling, glow in the dark golf & lasertagging
- BODY WORLD’S
- Casa Rosso
- Amsterdam Highlights Bike Tour
- Bonton; behind the scenes of prostitution