Like many cities around the world, Amsterdam is feeling the impacts of lockdown, as tourism has come to a halt. But Amsterdamers are actually enjoying the change of pace in having the city to themselves. In recent decades tourists have become a staple in the city center's energy. Anne Frank's house saw 1.3 million visitors in 2019 -- 92% of whom were tourists. Each day, 30,000 pedestrians would clamber across high-attraction neighborhoods like Dam square behind the Royal Palace. While those crowds are missing now, in their place, residents are able to walk and bike around in a relaxed manner, breathing in the spacious city streets. A few organizations are already thinking and planning how to bring tourists back while adding value to their visit, to avoid the pre-corona crisis crowds. In the meantime, the city is soaking up the reset.

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