Corona updated measurements in the Netherlands
Please click here for a list of all passport types that can enter the Netherlands.
Israeli passport holders (also those who are not vaccinated/recovering) can enter the Netherlands (from Israel) for tourism purposes, and don't need to show a negative test result or to self-quarantine.
There are a number of airlines that require a corona-test before departing from Israel, it is recommended to check the requirements with your airline.
It is mandatory to fill out a Dutch health declaration form and to carry it with you. Please click here to fill out the form.
What is already open?
Restaurants and cafes are open for indoor seating, for up to 30 people and until 22:00, reservations must be made in advance. (There is no need to book a seat if you're going to sit on the terrace outside.)
Places of entertainment and cultural institutions, including museums.
Zoos, theme parks, parks and forests, public libraries and gyms.
Outdoor activities (such as bicycle/boat rental places).
Please note that many of the attractions need to be booked in advance.
In enclosed spaces, wear a mask (from age 13 and up) and always keep a distance of 1.5 meters.
The Chabad House
These days the Chabad House is open by prior arrangement. To make an appointment please contact Rabbi Dovi: +31612177038
We invite you to join us for the special Shabbat meals at the Chabad House. To register, please click here.
Our restaurant "Mahane Yehuda" is temporarily closed and will reopen soon.
In which synagogues is it possible to pray? And what are the times?
Beit Midrash Etz Chaim (located in the south of Amsterdam)
Address: Merckenburg 3, 1082 BT, Amsterdam.
Shacharit - 7:00, 8:00
Mincha-Arvit - 19:45
Arvit - 22:00
Lekstraat Synagogue (located closer to the city center)
Address: Lekstraat 61, 1079 EM Amsterdam.
Shacharit - 7:30
Mincha-Arvit - 19:40
And what about kosher food?
Restaurant Meat Me Kosher. Israeli meat restaurant.
(Also sells take-away.)
Opening hours: 12:00-22:00
Address: Kastelenstraat 65, 1083 CC Amsterdam.
Hacarmel. An Israeli meat and fish restaurant.
Opening hours: 13:00-22: 00
Address: Amstelveenseweg 224, 1075 XT, Amsterdam.
'Pizza & co'. Pizza and dairy food.
Opening hours: 12:00-20:00
Address: Kastelenstraat 105a, 1082 EB, Amsterdam.
‘Rimon deli’. Bakery, light breakfasts and kosher super-market.
Opening hours: 8:00-18:00
Address: Kastelenstraat 69, 1083 CC, Amsterdam.
'Jumbo' is a local supermarket. The following branches have a department with kosher products:
Large branch in the of south Amsterdam: Kastelenstraat 70, 1083 CD Amsterdam. Smaller branch in the south of Amsterdam: Buitenveldertselaan 184, 1081 AC, Amsterdam
Small branch in the center of Amsterdam: Stadhouderskade 93, 1073 AV, Amsterdam
Back to Israel:
Up to 24 hours before the flight leaves for Israel, an incoming passenger declaration form must be filled out.
The State of Israel requires those who enter to present a PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours before the flight. The test must be presented before boarding. If you're vaccinated you're also required to present the test, but won't be required to quarantine when you get back to Israel (the same is true for recovering patients).
Corona test in the Netherlands - For information about the test, please click here.
To get the results within 24 hours costs €85, on the same day costs €129.
A little more expensive but very convenient: There's a company that sends a driver to the lobby of your hotel, he takes a sample and you'll get the result the next day - the test price per person is €119. Please click here.
Those who book a tour with 'We are Amsterdam' can get a voucher for a PCR test for €76.
Upon arrival in Israel you'll be required to do another check at the airport, which should be booked in advance. To book an appointment click here.
We wish you all a pleasant trip and good health!
Feel free to contact us with any questions,
The Chabad House staff