Most of the Netherlands was in complete lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. Now, with the first stage of a five-phase lockdown exit plan in effect, some institutions and businesses will be again allowed to reopen. The Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, reopened today. In order to make the experience safer for people in a post-COVID-19 world, the leading online payments platform Adyen is partnering with the Rijksmuseum.
Adyen and Rijksmuseum minimise COVID-19 risks with cashless payments
Cashless payments are currently the best bet for minimising the risk of transmitting the Coronavirus. Adyen and Rijksmuseum are long-time partners that were planning to roll out cashless payment options. However, this project was accelerated due to the COVID-19 crisis. Adyen already processes online payments for Rijksmuseum and helps protect the establishment against fraudulent transactions and reduce the number of chargebacks with the implementation of Adyen’s risk tool, Revenue Protect.
With the museum’s transition to cashless systems, customers will be able to purchase tickets via QR codes and pay via digital wallets such as Apple Pay. Hendrikje Crebolder, Director Media & Development at the Rijksmuseum comments on the partnership, “Adyen is a renowned payment platform and I am grateful for the knowledge and expertise they bring in enabling the museum to become completely cashless. During the current pandemic, this is all the more relevant.”
“There are multiple advantages to these innovations”, says Pieter van der Does, co-founder and CEO of Adyen. “Ticket queues will be shorter, visitors can complete their purchases at point of sale terminals, and pay using their preferred payment methods, all reducing the necessity of physical proximity to museum staff and visitors. This will streamline the entry of the large number of foreign visitors the Rijksmuseum can hopefully welcome again soon.”