A Day in Lockdown in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is still in lockdown… Nevertheless, you can still have a great day in Amsterdam these times. Let us take the lead!
Hotels are open, but there are still restrictions affecting your stay, there is no room service available and the restaurants in the hotels are closed as well. But that shouldn’t stop you from having a great time in our beautiful city. What could be better than starting the day with a fresh coffee to go and a delicious pastry while strolling past Amsterdam’s canals? You’ll find bakeries, cafés and other places selling coffee to go, pastries and other treats on every corner of Amsterdam. But don’t just focus on the bakeries on the biggest tourist spots like Dam Square, Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein, also go and explore the other areas of the city to discover hidden treasures.
Be careful and always throw away your rubbish correctly, otherwise your short timeout in Amsterdam will turn into an expensive experience! The city of Amsterdam wants to remain as beautiful as you found it, which is the reason why there are strict fines for the careless disposing of rubbish. And they are absolutely right!
If you would prefer to eat at your hotel room, you can order something online, via websites like Thuisbezorgd or UberEats. We also have an insider tip: Ben Cohen’s Tel Aviv Streetfood! They have by far the best hummus in town, for take away or delivery through one of the above mentioned platforms.
When it’s time to explore the city by foot, bike, boat or public transport, pay attention to the current distance and hygiene rules, and wear the facemask when travelling by public transport.
Exploring the city on your own seems too exhausting or boring? Not at all! Just have a look at our tours, currently you can book all of them as private tours. Plus, we’ve already got new, exciting and corona-friendly tours in the pipeline, so keep your eyes open!
Would you rather explore the city the typical Dutch way, by bike? Then stop at one of the many bike rentals, like MacBike. You can also rent a boat, for example at “Eco-Boats Amsterdam”. There you can rent a boat, in which up to 12 people fit in, for around 50€ per hour!
If you need a break: There’s always a place for you alongside the numerous canals. Or how about a stop in one of the many parks, such as the Vondelpark or Westerpark? Those are green oases very close to the center. Another beautiful lake is the Sloterplas. There you can also see one of the “I Amsterdam” signs to take a nice souvenir photo.
We hope that this blog post has given you an idea of how to have a varied day despite the lockdown and that we’ll soon be able to welcome you back in more normal times.
Check out the previous blog post here for more detailed information on the current rules.
Stay healthy and remember, with 360 Amsterdam Tours you’ll never walk alone.