Last updated 16/09/2021
All events held in public venues, such as hospitality venues and conference centres, are permitted with the following limitations:
Until 25 September:
- Multi-day (business) events with overnight stays are not possible. Conferences can be multiple days as long, if not with the same attendees;
- Indoor events without assigned seats are not permitted;
- Outdoor events without assigned seats and without entry passes are not permitted;
- At locations where people have an assigned seat, the maximum number of people is equal to the maximum number of seats available with 1.5-metre distancing;
- At locations with a continuous flow of people, the maximum number of people is 1 per 5 square metres;
- If the CoronaCheck system is used, people do not have to stay 1.5 metres apart;
From 25 September:
- The government plans to lift the 1.5-metre rule from this date;
- Multi-day (business) events with overnight stay are possible again;
- Seated events (both in and outdoor) are possible again without limitations;
- Events without assigned seats are permitted but with a limitation of 75% of the normal venue capacity.
- The CoronaCheck entry system is being introduced for locations such as conference and meeting venues, bars and restaurants (but not takeaways), events (such as festivals, concerts and professional sports matches) and cultural venues (such as cinemas and theatres).
For a complete overview of the measures, visit government.nl.
Travelling to the Netherlands
Different rules apply depending on the country you are travelling from and the Dutch government's categorisation. Some travellers will be required to present proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID-19 test result when travelling to the Netherlands and could be required to quarantine on arrival.
As from 22 September 2021, vaccinated travellers from high corona risk areas, like the US and UK, are not required to quarantine upon arrival.
Visit government.nl for more details on specific countries and exemptions.
People travelling abroad from the Netherlands can get tested for free until 30 September.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Read these instructions for departing from Schiphol before your travels, and check the airport website Schiphol.nl for the latest information about flights to Amsterdam. We recommend always visiting your airline’s website to confirm any additional rules that may apply.
Getting around in Amsterdam
Allow for extra journey time - that way, if a bus or train is too crowded, you can wait and take the next one. People aged 13 and older must wear a non-medical face mask on public transport. This applies to train (NS), bus, metro, tram and ferry services (GVB) and taxis (such as TCA). Taxis can be booked in advance. However, hailing is still possible.
Hosting meetings and events is allowed subject to some restrictions. For information on how to host a safe meeting, click on the examples below that show how venues in Amsterdam are doing everything they can to make you feel safe and welcome:
Find the right venue for your meeting, conference or convention by using our Venue Finder.
Hotels (accommodation and meeting facilities)
Hotels in Amsterdam are welcoming guests. They follow government measures and guidelines and are committed to offering a safe and comfortable stay. Check hotel websites for availability and any specific procedures.
Check out the overview of our partnered hotels or see below how these hotels are ready to welcome guests:
- Sofitel Legend the Grand
- Hyatt Regency Amsterdam
- Dutch Design Hotel Artemis
- InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam
- Novotel Amsterdam city & Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City
- NH Hotel Group
- Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
- Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam
- Apollo Vinkeveen
- Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel & Amsterdam Marriott Hotel
- Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
- Pestana Amsterdam Riverside
- Hotel Okura Amsterdam
- Park Plaza Hotel
Is Amsterdam ready to host my event or meeting?
Yes! The 2021/2022 congress season has begun and we are ready to host your next meeting or congress in Amsterdam. But, safety is key. Find out how Amsterdam is getting ready for safe events.
Get inspired: innovative events and hybrid meetings
You can organise a unique, safe and fruitful meeting, conference or event in Amsterdam while some measures remain. Many of Amsterdam’s meeting and congress venues have already hosted impactful events during the pandemic, including events with live audiences as well as innovative hybrid meetings. Read their stories and get inspired.