Comprehensive, up-to-date information about public transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. You can travel by train, bus, taxi, Uber, hotel-shuttle, or private transfer.
Hot weather this week (and the next)
Want to cool off in the water? There are plenty of places to swim in Amsterdam — from official swimming pools and nature areas to wild swimming holes.
Plus: a look at the legality (and dangers) of swimming in the canals, rivers and channels.
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the premier art museum in the Netherlands. It is the most visited museum in the country.
The Rijksmuseum is devoted to several national collections — and consists of Dutch art from the earliest moments to the 19th century. One of its most popular paintings is The Night Watch, by Rembrandt.
Coronavirus protocol: Starting June 1, 2020, all passengers aged 13 and over must wear a mask while boarding, during the trip, and while deboarding.
Guide to public transport in Amsterdam.
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.
Founded in 1838, ARTIS is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands, and one of the oldest zoos of mainland Europe.
Guidebooks rightly refer to it one of the most pleasant city zoos around. The whole place breathes a 19th-century garden atmosphere with winding paths, majestic trees, fascinating sculptures and monumental historical buildings.
As much as possible the over 900 species of animals live in landscaping that resembles their natural habitat.
Having been closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, ARTIS is reopening to the general public on May 23, 2020.
Quick: What is the official name of Rembrandt’s most famous painting, The Night Watch? And what does the painting depict?
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam sees 2.2 million visitors a day — and most of them want to see The Night Watch.
Created in 1642, the painting is currently being restored. However, it remains on view — encased in a glass enclosure. Rijksmuseum visitors will be able to follow the entire study- and restoration in person as well as online via a livestream.
NOTE: The Rijksmuseum reopened on June 1, 2020 after having been closed during the height of the coronavirus crisis.
Unfortunately, on April 30, 2020 this museum announced that it has permanently closed.
What you missed: The world’s largest collection of bags and purses is located in the Amsterdam Museum of Bags and Purses. (Want to test your skills at Dutch? Here goes: Tassenmuseum.) Bonus: the museum is situated in a gorgeous 17th century canalside house — a former mayor’s residence.
What a difference a virus makes. Just like other popular cities around the world, Amsterdam went from struggling with overtourism to deserted canals, streets, and squares virtually overnight.
Inside: Amsterdam Coronavirus facts
Held every five years, SAIL Amsterdam is the largest free public event in the world.
Come and see dozens of tall ships, marine ships, and a flotilla of hundreds of other maritime history vessels during SAIL Amsterdam 2025.
Wait! What? What happened to SAIL Amsterdam 2020? The event was cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.
The top 5 museums in the Netherlands, as measured by the number of visitors during the year 2019, are all located in Amsterdam.