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Sample reel of Amsterdam drone video footage by Drone Snap Studio

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Generally, flying a drone in Amsterdam is prohibited

There are many Amsterdam drone videos on YouTube and elsewhere.

But mind you: generally, flying a drone is Amsterdam is prohibited. Illegal. If you do so anyway you risk a fine and/of confiscation of your drone(s). If you are caught repeatedly breaking the rules, you also risk a prison sentence.

Using drones in the Netherlands – official Government of the Netherlands website. Within that website, if you click through to the Drone Map (GoDrone), use the “Safety Map.” Or see the link below.

Map of no-fly zones for drones – Safety Map. Zoom in on Amsterdam. You will note that Amsterdam is off-limits to drones. The blue circles, if any, indicate commercial drone flights (even within off-limit areas) for which written permission has been obtained.

Drones for EU Residents – By the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

Filming and Photography in Amsterdam – You are, of course, free to film and take photos in Amsterdam. In principle, shooting a film in Amsterdam does not require a permit. But if your activities have an impact on the city’s infrastructure or the free movement of people and traffic, you’ll need to let the City know about it. Even

EU Drone License

From 31 December 2020, it is compulsory for individuals and companies who wish to fly a drone anywhere in Europe to obtain an EU Drone License. This applies to private and/or commercial use of drones.

Drone view of an Amsterdam canal
Is it legal to fly a drone in Amsterdam? – Drone photo by Alexey Komissarov.

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