Category: Public Transport
Information and news about public transport in Amsterdam.
For information about tickets and rates, see: Amsterdam Public Transport Tickets
Comprehensive, up-to-date information about public transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. You can travel by train, bus, taxi, Uber, hotel-shuttle, private transfer, and more.
Includes cruise ship terminal transfer information.
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.
The Noord/Zuidlijn is a fact. After countless delays and huge cost overruns, the controversial metro line is finally in service.
However, it remains controversial. To ‘encourage’ use of the new line the city’s public transport network has been drastically overhauled. Many Amsterdammers will have to transfer more often, but — says the transportation company — will save time in the process.
Amsterdam Central Station is the hub of city. It faces the center of town, and all the top attractions are within easy reach by public transport — bus, tram, and metro. Some sights are actually within walking distance
The taxi rank is at the back of the station. Upstairs — on the same level as the train tracks — is a bus terminal that provides fantastic panoramic views of the river IJ. The blue and white ferries you see there will ferry you across the river for free.
Includes a map of Central Station.
Starting today, Amsterdam citizens 65 years and older can use the city’s public transport system free of charge until the end of May.
The city hopes the free transport will inspire the elderly to get more involved in social activities as a way to combat social isolation.
Tourists and locals alike enjoy zipping around Amsterdam in TukTuks — the traditional Thai taxis.
Locals refer to the taxi rank at Amsterdam Central Station as the ‘Gaza Strip’ — an indication of the boorish behavior of many unsavory taxi drivers found at that location.
Seventeenth-century masons built Amsterdam on a foundation of wooden poles planted in soggy, sandy ground, leaving behind a beautiful architectural museum — but one with walls prone to sinking or crumbling without warning. So how do you dig a subway under it? Very carefully.
While The Undutchables could rightly be described as a caricature of the Dutch, certain aspects of Dutch society are described with painful accuracy. Take, for instance, the way we board and exit public transportation.
Tips and information about services in and around Amsterdam’s Central Station.