Last updated: 3 May 2022

Exploring Amsterdam

Amsterdam's public venues are currently open, with normal opening hours. A COVID entry pass is not mandatory to access public indoor spaces. Keeping 1.5 metre distance is not required. Always check the website of the venue or event for the latest news before your visit. For updated information about the coronavirus measures at museums, cinemas, restaurants, bars and other attractions, check government.nl.   

Travelling to Amsterdam

Please visit government.nl for the current travel protocols and regulations. Check Schiphol.nl for the latest information about flights to Amsterdam and always visit your airline’s website to confirm any additional rules that may apply. To avoid crowds in public transport, an extra shuttle is available between Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam. You can also use the taxi services at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. There are no restrictions on travel within the Netherlands.

Hotels and accommodation

Foreign tourists are no longer obliged to reserve their holiday accommodation before they travel to the Netherlands. 

Health resources

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

  • Remain inside. Do not leave your home or hotel room. 

  • Arrange to be tested for coronavirus. Call 0800-1202 to schedule an appointment. 

  • If you test positive for coronavirus, you and any travelling companions must self-isolate in your holiday accommodation for two weeks.

Comprehensive information is available on the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) website, including a guide to symptoms, when to visit a GP, Q&As, travel advice and updates from the World Health Organisation. A national information hotline has also been created to answer questions, which you can reach on 0800 1351 (an English message follows the Dutch one).

For more information, you can stop by the I amsterdam Visitor Centre at Amsterdam Central Station.