COVID-19 outbreak status in Amsterdam
Updated 28th of May
COVID-19 seems to be on a decline in the Netherlands. Therefore, some of the measures of the “intelligent lockdown”, as the Dutch Government called their COVID-19 measures, are being relieved. From the 1th of June onwards, bars, restaurants and museums will start to open at limited capacity. It is important to note that releasing the measures is a step-by-step process and is aimed at keeping the virus under control. The government tries to protect vulnerable groups and make sure the healthcare system can cope with the inflow of patients.
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) 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.
- Use public transport for essential travel only.
- 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 30 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 – from 12:00
- Restaurants, bars and cafés can open under the following conditions:
- a maximum of 30 guests (so not counting staff);
- people must make a reservation;
- 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.
Which museums and attractions will reopen after the 1th of June?
Now that the COVID-19 outbreak seems to be under control, museums and attractions that were able to take the necessary safety measures, will reopen from the 1st of June onwards. Please bear in mind that the capacity will be limited. Therefore, most of the time, online reservations are required. The following attractions and museums have already announced to reopen;