Last updated: 13 January 2020

As of the 15th of December 2020, the Netherlands is in a strict lockdown. These strict measures will remain into effect until the 9th of February 2021.


Currently, travelling in and to the Netherlands is discouraged. If you do travel to the Netherlands, please remain in self-quarantine for 10 days. Some travellers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result when arriving in the Netherlands. Please visit for the current protocols and regulations.


Additional measures during lockdown

  • Go outdoors alone or in groups with no more than 2 people.
  • The following locations will close: 
    • All non-essential shops
    • All publicly accessible locations such as museums, theatres, casinos, etc.
    • Restaurants and cafés, but takeaway and delivery remains possible
  • The hotels remain open, but hotel restaurants will close and room-service is not available.
  • Events (inside and outside) are prohibited.

Dutch measures against coronavirus

  • If you have symptoms, get tested as soon as possible and stay at home.
  • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people.
  • Don’t shake hands with other people.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Work from home if possible.
  • Avoid busy places and travel only if necessary.
  • It is mandatory to wear a face mask in all indoor public spaces. 

For a complete overview of the measures, visit

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Your health and that of fellow travellers is important to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Therefore they ask you to read these instructions before your travels. Check for the latest information about flights to Amsterdam and always visit your airline’s website to confirm any additional rules that may apply.


Getting around in Amsterdam

Public transport is used for essential travel only. Allow for extra journey time so that 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 (TCA). Taxis can be booked in advance. However, hailing is still possible.



Hosting meetings and events is not allowed. However, in case you require information on how to host a safe meeting in the future, see below a few examples of how venues in Amsterdam do everything they can to make you feel safe and welcome:

Furthermore, find the right venue for your meeting, conference or convention via our Venue Finder.


Hotels (Accommodation and meeting facilities)

Hotels in Amsterdam are welcoming guests. They follow the measures and guidelines from the government and are committed to offering a safe and comfortable stay. However, hotel restaurants are closed and room-service is not available. Check the hotel websites for rooms availability and any specific procedures. 


Check out the overview of our partnered hotels or see how these hotels are ready to welcome guests.