[Video] Coronavirus quarantine has turned Amsterdam into a ghost town
With governments all over the world calling for their citizens to quarantine themselves and, in some cases, implementing total lockdowns, streets in cities around the world are empty.
Amsterdam is empty
In stark contrast to the usual throngs of people, this video shows the streets of Amsterdam barren and empty. While the Dutch government hasn’t enforced a total lockdown, shops, bars and restaurants are closed, although coffeeshops and a few other businesses can operate as pickup points only.
These measures have driven people to stay quarantined in their homes, making Amsterdam look and feel like a ghost town. The lack of the city’s usual hustle and bustle, with the silence only being broken by animal cries and traffic lights, makes for some pretty mesmerising footage. You can check out the striking video below.