Amsterdam cafes during the lockdown.
The Amsterdam brown cafes have all been closed since October 14, 2020. Sometimes a beer advertisement stays on and lights come on as a sign of hope for better times. The pub is often used as a storage place for the terrace furniture. Some entrepreneurs seize the opportunity to renovate the business or renew the kitchen. Others try to keep in touch with the customers through a take-out. But they all look different than usual. The bustle and conviviality from which the pubs derive their right to exist, is lacking. Everywhere there is a great desire to open the doors, to strike a new barrel, to play the music and to welcome all those guests again!