Category: Visitors Guide

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

Be sure to check this Basic Information Guide

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. It can be sunny and warm one day, only to look and feel like a fall day the next. What will the weather forecast for April 2020 bring? We don’t know yet. But the long-term averages and other information on this page will at least help you decide what to pack.

Amsterdam North-South Metro Line 52 – Noord/Zuidlijn

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.