COVID-19 outbreak status in Amsterdam
Updated the 5th of November
COVID-19 numbers are rising rapidly in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands. Therefore, some new measures have been introduced to fight the second and the expecting third wave of infections.
The use of face masks is now strongly advised in all indoor public areas, including stores, stations, museums! Anyone in the Netherlands, however, must still obey all of the following safety precautions;
- Wash your hands often.
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
- Use paper tissues to blow your nose and discard them after use.
- Don’t shake hands with others.
- Stay 1.5 metres (2 arms lengths a) away from other people.
- Take extra care if you are over 70 or have health issues.
- Work from home if possible.
- Stay at home if you have cold-like symptoms.
- Avoid busy places. Leave if it is not possible to stay 1.5 metres apart.
For more specific information on the regulations in Amsterdam, visit this page on Iamsterdam.com.
- From 1 June passengers aged 13 and over will be required to wear a non-medical face mask on trams, buses, water buses, metros and trains. In stations, on platforms and at bus and tram stops face masks are not required, but people must stay 1.5 metres away from others.
- Passengers who do not wear a face mask after 1 June can be fined €95.
- People may meet outside as long as they remain 1.5 metres apart.
- Buildings that are open to the public can admit up to 100 people at a time, not counting staff. Here, too, people must stay 1.5 metres apart.
- People are strongly advised to still keep 1.5 metres apart from any visitors to their home –indoors, in gardens and on balconies.
Restaurants, bars and cafés
- Restaurants, bars and cafés can open under the following conditions:
- a maximum of 100 guests (so not counting staff);
- everyone must stay 1.5 metres apart (except people who live together);
- the business must assess possible health risks beforehand together with the customer.
- There is no maximum number of people for outdoor seating areas, but all guests must sit at tables and people who do not live together must stay 1.5 metres apart.