So, you were finally able to travel to Amsterdam in 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, but worried about what you are going to do their while also making sure that you stay safe? Well, allow us to help you there. Here are some of the things that you can do Amsterdam during the coronavirus;
Museums are one of the most important part of a city. They are the one of the most beautiful ways to learn about the history and the culture of a place. And with Amsterdam being the home of so many influential artists of the world, the museums there have a charm of their own. Because of the pandemic, all of the museums would be closed. But luckily, there are still virtual tours available of them that you can enjoy. Some of the museums that are offering virtual tours are the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. These virtual tours allow you to enjoy the fun of visiting these places from the comfort of your home. You can also zoom in the different art pieces, paintings and sculptures and appreciate their details. Something that you wouldn’t have been possible in case of a physical tour.
Books about Amsterdam
Another way of knowing about the cultural practices and traditions of a place is by reading books about them or either books that take place in those places. Reading about a place in another fun way of learning about the place as books give you the perspective of a person living in those places. As beautiful and enchanting as Amsterdam is, you can bet that the writers would be obsessed about writing about it. If you go on a walk around the city, you will find many bookstores. These bookstores are offering delivery services to the hotels as well because of the virus. You can select the books that you like and then get them delivered. Some of these books can be “The Diary of Anne Frank Tour “and “Amsterdam A Brief Life of a City “
A Walk Around the City
A pandemic or not, going on a walk is one of the most traditional, yet charming way of exploring the city. There is just something so pleasing about being on your own, earphones plugged, and walking around the city. Just you, your music, and the city. You get to notice the little streets and cafes that go unnoticed otherwise.
So, wear your mask, grab the hand sanitizer, start your favorite playlist, and start walking. Also, make sure to maintain your distance.
You can even rent a bike and go to the parks. Some of the most known and beautiful parks in Amsterdam are;
- Amsterdamse Bos
Visit the Supermarkets and enjoy the Food
You cannot leave a place without enjoying some of their traditional dishes. Although most of the restaurants are closed for dine in, but you can still go for a take way or delivery. Dutch are known for their cheese and beer, so make sure you try some of them before you leave. You can also visit the supermarkets and get all the different types of cheese available there and enjoy them in your hotel room. You can even make your own cheese platter.