Visiting Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum this summer? You're in luck. The museum has an extra, temporary exhibition that takes an in-depth look at Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers.'

Category: Visitors Guide

Practical information about Amsterdam, for tourists, business people, other visitors, and expats.

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Amsterdam Public Transport Tickets

Public transport in Amsterdam requires the use of an OV-Chipkaart (OV-Chipcard) — a paper or plastic credit card-size ticket with en embedded memory chip designed to be read by ticket readers on board public transport vehicles.

For most tourists, day- or multiple day tickets are the best deal. They entitle you to unlimited travel through Amsterdam – day and night – by tram, bus and metro. Ferries across the river IJ are always free.

Note: all buses, trams and metros are cash-free. Buy your Public Transport Day- or Multiple Day Passes online right here.

Amsterdam weather in April

April weather in Amsterdam is a study in contrasts. For instance: last weekend was sunny and warm one day; this weekend feels more like fall.

We never let a little rain spoil our King’s Day party, though. Our advice: get wet, have fun, dry out later.

Amsterdam weather in February

Normally February is the coldest month throughout the Netherlands, and the coldest time of the year to spend in Amsterdam.

But it’s also one of the driest months, and there are quite a few sunny days. Often this is the month that ice skating is possible. However, the rather mild — and at time even spring-like — weather pattern we’ve been enjoying continues.