News of: Monday, October 31 2005,
The closure is because of the state visit of President Vladimir Putin of Russia.
Dam Square will be partly closed between 9am and 5pm. Around 1pm there will be a commemorative ceremony at the National war monument on Dam Square.
Part of the canal belt, Keizersgracht and Herengracht between Vijzelstraat and Reguliersgracht will be closed to all traffic. Vijzelstraat will be partly closed too.
Trams 4, 9, 14, 16, 24 and 25 will take a different route.