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Amsterdam Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel FAQ

Updated Friday, October 1, 2021: The Coronavirus rules have been relaxed.

However, there are now more situations in which you must show a Coronavirus Entry Pass, as proof that you have been vaccinated.

Lots of travel restrictions are still in place.

Can you travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands? Details about the entry ban, rules, and exemptions.

Amsterdam FAQ

Where is Amsterdam? How many people live there? What is Mokum? How many canals and bridges are there? Why do so many buildings tilt forward?

These and many more frequently asked questions about Amsterdam are answered right here.

Van Gogh Museum — Plan Your Visit

The Van Gogh Museum is open. You can visit without a coronavirus entry pass. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Current special exhibition: The Potato Eaters — Mistake or Masterpiece?

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world.

It is the second most-visited museum not just in Amsterdam — but in the entire country of the Netherlands.

Our extensive Van Gogh Museum guide includes details about the collection, along with information about the current temporary exhibition

NOTE: No ticket sales at the door. You can only visit the museum after buying timed-entry tickets online. We show you how and where.

Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo

Founded in 1838, ARTIS is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands, and one of the oldest zoos of mainland Europe.

Guidebooks rightly refer to it one of the most pleasant city zoos around. The whole place breathes a 19th-century garden atmosphere with winding paths, majestic trees, fascinating sculptures and monumental historical buildings.

As much as possible the over 500 species of animals live in landscaping that resembles their natural habitat.

Amsterdam Rental Scams

Criminals actively target the Amsterdam housing market. They use online advertising- and auction websites to defraud people looking for rooms, apartments or houses.

The apartments on offer either do not exist or are already occupied by legitimate renters or owners.

Here’s how you can avoid Amsterdam rental scams.

The Night Watch by Rembrandt is not actually called The Night Watch

Quick: What is the official name of Rembrandt’s most famous painting, The Night Watch? And what does the painting depict?

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam sees 2.2 million visitors a day — and most of them want to see The Night Watch.

Created in 1642, the painting is currently being restored. However, it remains on view — encased in a glass enclosure. Rijksmuseum visitors will be able to follow the entire study- and restoration in person as well as online via a livestream.

NOTE: The Rijksmuseum reopened on June 1, 2021 after having been closed during the height of the coronavirus crisis.