Events calendar Amsterdam

Things to do in Amsterdam during the corona pandemic

Due to the global corona pandemic, the Tulip Festival Amsterdam in 2021 could unfortunately not be fully celebrated. Fortunately, thanks to vaccinations against COVID-19, more and more people are now able to travel and take part in fun activities. On this page, we list the activities that are available in Amsterdam and the surrounding area. We also give an outlook for Tulip Festival Amsterdam 2022.

Last update: 27 November 2021

Corona measures in Holland

The Dutch authorities have drawn up a number of general measures to control the coronavirus. When visiting Holland, it is important to adhere to the following basic rules:

  • Do you have any complaints? Then stay at home and get tested
  • It is mandatory to keep a distance of 1.5 metres
  • All venues and events close from 5 pm to 5 am
  • During the day, venues and events have limited capacity. Make your reservations in time in our ticketshop!
  • A mouth mask is mandatory in indoor places, shops and public transport.
  • Wash your hands often or use disinfectant
  • Cough and sneeze in your elbow
  • Wear a mouth shield in all public transport

Opened attractions and conditions

As of 28 November 2021, the measures in the Netherlands have been strengthened again. Due to the rapid vaccination of the Dutch population, it is again possible to visit attractions, museums and restaurants. But to get in, it is important to buy your tickets in advance and to show a valid Coronacheck QR code upon entry. Also all locaties must close from 5 pm to 5 am.

For indoor restaurants, museums and attractions, it is mandatory to show that you have been tested negative, vaccinated or that you have had corona. You must prove this with the CoronaCheck app (or a comparable app from the European Union).

Traveling with public transport

It is again possible to use public transport for travel for recreational purposes. However, a mouth mask must be worn on public transport. It is wise to buy your public transport tickets in advance. There are also various travel cards that allow you to use public transport in Amsterdam (and the surrounding area) for a certain period of time.

Hotels, restaurants and shops

Hotels, restaurants and shops are important for a nice day out or a wonderful holiday. Below we have briefly described the current situation per category.

MeasuresFrom 28 November 2021
HotelsOpen, some facilities can be closed or limited
RestaurantsOpen, indoor and outdoor. If you want to eat inside a restaurant or visit an event, you have to show your CoronaCheck app. Must close from 5 pm to 5 am
ShopsShops are open again. Mouth mask is mandatory. Must close from 5 pm to 5 am

Please note: When making travel plans, take into account the national measures of the country in which you live. The situation surrounding the corona virus can change quickly.

Visit the official website of the Dutch government for an up-to-date overview of travel restrictions to the Netherlands.

Tulip Festival Amsterdam 2022

Corona measures at Keukenhof Gardens – Photo credit: Keukenhof

After almost 3 years we expect to be able to celebrate the Tulip Festival Amsterdam again in 2022 with visitors from all over the world. The exact conditions are of course not yet known but the prospects are finally good.

However, we do expect popular attractions such as Keukenhof Gardens to start using day tickets again in 2022, where you buy a ticket in advance for a specific day and arrival time. Tickets are available. Check the availability below:

Flower attractions

Corona measures at flower attractions

In and around Lisse there are several nice flower attractions that are definitely worth a visit. These flower attractions are on a smaller scale than Keukenhof. These attractions have also taken measures to ensure a safe visit.

  • Maximum number of visitors per day and time slot
  • It is obligatory to make a reservation in advance.
  • The attractions are equipped for the 1.5 meter directive
  • There are extra hygiene measures at the attractions.
Flower attractions
Tulip Farm De Tulperij
Tulip Experience Amsterdam
Museum De Zwarte Tulp
FloriWorld in Aalsmeer

Flower parade Amsterdam 2022

Flower Parade Holland
Corona measures for the Flower Parade Holland

After almost 3 years, we expect to be able to celebrate another exuberant Flower Parade Amsterdam in 2022. In 2022, the Flower Parade will be held for the 75th time. This will be celebrated in a big way. The parade week in 2022 will start on Wednesday 20 April and end on Sunday 24 April. The big parade will be on Saturday 23 April 2022. The theme of freedom has taken on extra significance due to the long period of restrictions because of the corona pandemic.

Popular links

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