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Amsterdam COVID19 (Corona) measures

The Netherlands has lifted most of the corona / COVID19 measures. This means that life before corona / COVID19 is coming back. Below, we have listed the situation so you can prepare well for your visit to Keukenhof Gardens and the tulip fields in Holland.

Next Tulip Festival starts on 23 March and runs until 14 May 2023.

Last update: 4 October 2022 | The following measures will apply from 25 February 2022

Current COVID19 (corona) measures in the Netherlands

  • All restaurants, attractions, museums in the Netherlands are open according to normal opening hours
  • A distance of 1.5 metres is no longer required
  • A mouth mask is no longer obligatory
  • The corona ticket (QR code) is no longer needed to visit restaurants, attractions, museums etc.
  • Most travel restrictions have been lifted

What is open in Amsterdam and The Netherlands?

Below we have made an overview where you can immediately see whether a certain branch is open or not. Please note that many locations work with a limited capacity and need to be booked in advance.

Hotels, B&B’s & Holiday ParksYes
Restaurants & Beach ClubsYes
Amusement parks, museums & zoosYes
Shopping malls & marketsYes
Swimming poolsYes
Sightseeing toursYes
Day trip to the beachYes
Cycling routes & walking routesYes

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.

Impact on tulip season 2023

Corona measures at Keukenhof Gardens – Photo credit: Keukenhof

The tulip season starts on Thursday 23 March and lasts until Sunday 14 May 2023. In 2023, we expect to be able to celebrate the beginning of spring abundantly again. Of course, the exact measures during the tulip season are not yet known. What we do know is that various attractions and events will be working again with a limited daily capacity and time slots. If you would like to visit one of the following attractions during the spring, it would be wise to make your reservations in time.

Keukenhof Tulip GardensBook now
Keukenhof bus from different train stationsChoose your bus
De Tulperij guided tourBook now
Tulip Experience AmsterdamBook now
The Tulip BarnNot available yet
Helicopter tourBook now
Flower Parade BollenstreekThe Flower Parade will run on Saturday 22 April 2023.

Frequently asked questions – FAQ COVID19 / Corona

Can I travel to the Netherlands?

There are still travel restrictions between countries in the world. Because of this, it may be impossible to travel from your destination to the Netherlands or only with a negative COVID-19 test. The situation regarding travel restrictions between countries is changing rapidly. Check the Dutch government’s website for the latest information on travel restrictions.

Is a mouth mask obligatory in the Netherlands?

No, there is no need to wear a mouth mask. Only in public transport and at airports is it still compulsory.

Are the restaurants, beach pavilions and terraces in the Netherlands open?

Yes, restaurants and beach pavilions in the Netherlands are open.

Are the hotels, holiday parks and camp sites in the Netherlands open?

Yes, hotels, holiday parks and campsites in the Netherlands are open.

Are the attractions such as museums, amusement parks, zoos open in the Netherlands?

Yes, museums, amusement parks and zoos are open.

Are the shopping malls in the Netherlands open?

Yes, shopping centres are open.

Does public transport in the Netherlands run?

Yes, public transport runs. However, in the Netherlands it is compulsory to wear a mouth mask in public transport. For current departure and arrival times check

More information on COVID19 / corona

For more information on the coronavirus and tips visit the RIVM website or the World Health Organization website.

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.

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