#2449 – Hard Lockdown and A Haircut

ENGLISH I am going to sound like a broken record here but … the hard lockdown in the Netherlands has been … extended again until, at least, mid-March. Even though this time around there are a few relaxations that have been put in place since mid-this-week. One of the relaxations is something which I have…

#2446 – A Freezing Week Story

ENGLISH So it was excitingly snowing last weekend in Amsterdam, which was beautiful and a small, nice change of “scenery” in the current hard lockdown environment here. But as it turned out, uncharacteristically the cold lingered around for the entire week following that (Thus, preserving the snow on the ground). And guess what? Because of…

#2445 – Lockdown Extension and A Snowy Weekend

ENGLISH Three weeks ago I shared about the extension of the hard lockdown in the Netherlands that has since then been coupled with extra restrictions such as the night curfew. Well now, three weeks later, all of these have been, unsurprisingly, … extended for at least another three weeks! Well, at this point I have…

#2443 – Even More Restrictions

ENGLISH Last week I shared that the hard lockdown in the Netherlands had been extended for, at least, another three weeks. Later during the week, though, it was announced that the hard lockdown would be made … even harder! The government decided that several new measures would be put in place, one of which was…

#2442 – Hard Lockdown Lyfe

ENGLISH Earlier this week I mentioned that the hard lockdown has been extended for, at least, another three weeks in the Netherlands. And here are some current daily life situations here under this lockdown. Delivery Service Thus far, I feel like the delivery/courier service here has been quite overwhelmed during the lockdown. I actually already…

#2441 – Hard Lockdown Extension

ENGLISH When it was introduced, the current hard lockdown was announced to last for, at least, five weeks. Well, the five weeks mark will come this Tuesday but unfortunately last week the Dutch government had announced the decision to extend it by, at least, three more weeks! This decision is understandable, given the still relatively…

#2439 – Winter Lockdown Diary

ENGLISH It is now week four of the hard lockdown here in the Netherlands, and I can tell you that it has been … tough! Yep, much tougher than the intelligent lockdown in the spring earlier in the pandemic, haha. The biggest factor to this, to me, is definitely the climate and weather. The days…

#2435 – A New Lockdown

ENGLISH Starting from today, a hard lockdown is imposed in the Netherlands. This is due to the increasing trend of the number of COVID-19 infections in the past two weeks or so, despite the initial (premature) promising sign of the effect of the partial lockdown restrictions which has been in place since mid-October. This hard…