All Amsterdam coffeeshops to close by midnight daily as of Sunday, 20 September.
A Friday evening press conference by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced new measures which will be effective as of 18:00 on Sunday 20 September, 2020 in attempt to quell the second wave of COVID-19 overtaking the Netherlands. New guidelines will be enforced in 6 regions: Amsterdam-Amstelland, Rotterdam-Rijnmond, Haaglanden, Utrecht, Kennemerland and Hollands Midden.
In response to this, coffeeshops will be limiting their opening hours and closing their doors by 12 AM (midnight). Some shops have also closed their smoking lounges in response to the latest outbreaks.
Stay updated on the latest changes and closures below!
Coffeeshops With Reduced Lounge Hours:
- The Stud: Molukkenstraat 581, 1095 BJ Amsterdam
Lounge closes 11 PM.
Takeaway closes 12 AM.
Coffeeshops With Closed Smoking Lounges:
- Prix ‘d Ami, Haringpakkerssteeg 3, 1012 LR Amsterdam
- Grey Area, Oude Leliestraat 2, 1015 AW Amsterdam
- Tweede Kamer, Heisteeg 6, 1012 WC Amsterdam
- Voyagers, Geldersekade 2HS, 1012 BH Amsterdam
- Blue Lagoon, Overtoom 342, 1054 JE Amsterdam
All guests must register their contact details upon entry to the coffeeshop. This is to ensure better contact tracing in the event that one of the patrons does in fact test positive for coronavirus. Some shops now use QR codes to facilitate this process.
New Corona Virus Measures
3 new measures apply to 6 regions: Amsterdam-Amstelland, Rotterdam-Rijnmond, Haaglanden, Utrecht, Kennemerland and Hollands Midden.
- Establishments with a catering license must halt entry and stop all music at midnight. These establishments must close by 01:00.
- Groups of more than 50 people are banned, both indoors and outdoors with some exceptions including demonstrations, religious gatherings, funerals, and dance and theater.
- Organizers of gatherings of more than 50 people must notify the authorities beforehand.
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