5 tips: A day out in Amsterdam 2020
Because of the coronavirus outbreak we’ve all been stuck at home for a while now. No trips to the museum or evenings out at the cinema, not the mention the summery pavement cafés we’re all missing right now. Fortunately, that’s slowly starting to change, and as of 1 June 2020, we can carefully start enjoying all of the good things Amsterdam has to offer again. Although some adjustments are to be expected.
Are you coming to Amsterdam before or after 1 June? Always choose the safest mode of transportation. Park your car inexpensively at Parking Centrum Oosterdok, within walking distance of the best sights of Amsterdam.
5 tips for a day out in Amsterdam
Do you have some free days coming up? Why not visit our capital city? Until 1 June, restaurants, museums, cinemas and cultural institutions will be closed to the general public. Do you want to do something fun anyway? You can enjoy a day out in Amsterdam even now, as long as you’re careful.
Tip 1: Shopping in Amsterdam
During the coronavirus crisis a lot of shops were forced to stay closed, but fortunately, most of the shops have now opened again. Measures have naturally been taken to minimise the danger of contamination. For example, most shops only allow a limited number of people inside at the same time, and most shops offer the use of disinfection. Still looking for a present or desperate for new clothes? Visit one of the shopping streets of Amsterdam, such as De 9 Straatjes. Or find everything you’re looking for in department store De Bijenkorf. Shop alone as much as possible, keep your distance from others and remember the safety measures.
Tip 2: Relaxing in the park
Amsterdam has a lot of parks in and around its centre. Most of the city’s parks are open, although some measures have been taken. Enjoy a lovely day in the open air, alone or with a friend, and have a mini-break in your home country. Choose a sunny day, plop down on a towel in the grass and relax.
Tip 3: Visit a museum in Amsterdam
Is your family completely done with staying at home all the time? Bring your kids to Amsterdam and visit the NEMO Science Museum, Madame Tussauds, or the Rijskmuseum. More information about museums in Amsterdam can be found here.
Walking Route to NEMO Science Museum:
Tip 4: Movie night at the cinema
The same measures have been taken for both cinemas and museums. Planning a date night at the cinema soon? Make sure to buy a ticket well in advance. Multiple cinemas can be found in Amsterdam, so if you can’t buy a ticket for the Pathé Tuschinski, you’d do well to check Pathé De Munt or The Movies.
Tip 5: Sunny day? Go to a pavement café
A limit of 30 people has also been imposed on restaurants and cafés until 1 July 2020. But at least we’re allowed to dine out at all again! Going for a meal at a restaurant like before the crisis or having a drink at a pavement café? Make a reservation for a table at your favourite restaurant well in advance. Our tips (within walking distance of Parking Centrum Oosterdok): Sea Palace, Loetje Centraal, Hannekes Boom and the Sky Lounge.
Park your car safely and inexpensively at Parking Centrum Oosterdok
Park your car for just 20 per day at Parking Centrum Oosterdok. Our car park is centrally located and within walking distance of many fun activities and locations in Amsterdam.
Check the websites of the various locations for recent reports regarding opening times and measures.