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News from Amsterdam, of interest to tourists, business travelers and expats.

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Amsterdam Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel FAQ

Last updated Sunday, December 5, 2021: Current risk level in the Netherlands: Serious (Highest level)

Current updated restrictions in effect untill at least Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Note that there are more situations in which you must wear a mask. There are also more places where 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 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.

Amsterdam North-South Metro Line 52 – Noord/Zuidlijn

The Noord/Zuidlijn is a fact. After countless delays and huge cost overruns, the controversial metro line is finally in service.

However, it remains controversial. To ‘encourage’ use of the new line the city’s public transport network has been drastically overhauled. Many Amsterdammers will have to transfer more often, but — says the transportation company — will save time in the process.