Public Transport Amsterdam

klok 13 Oct 2017 12:00

The Dutch are known for their love of bicycles. Are you planning a trip to Amsterdam but are you not too keen on biking everywhere, like the Dutch do? Public transport is a great way to get around the capital city of the Netherlands!  The impressive public transportation in Amsterdam connects the various neighbourhoods of the city. It not only includes buses, trams, metros, and trains, but also ferries!

Amsterdam Public Transport

Amsterdam public transport is the best and cheapest way to get to know the city. The public transport in Amsterdam is operated by GVB. GVB operates 15 tram routes, 41 bus routes, 4 metro routes and 7 ferry connections. The GVB website tells you all you need to know about the Amsterdam public transport card, the different types of tickets, the prices and the points of sale. You can also find a Amsterdam public transport map on this website. Do you need help or specific information? Visit one of the GVB Tickets & Info counters. You are also able to obtain tickets, an Amsterdam public transport card or an Amsterdam public transport map here.

Public Transport Card Amsterdam

The Dutch mostly use the so-called ‘OV-chipkaart’ (a smart card) to travel with the Amsterdam public transport. However, if you are only staying in Amsterdam for a few days, it is a lot cheaper to buy the I Amsterdam City Card. This card offers unlimited use of the GVB public transport system for either 24, 48 or 72 hours. With this card, you can check in at all buses, trams, metros, trains and ferries. Once you leave the vehicle, you have to check out. Within the 24, 48 or 72-hour period, you can use the card as many times as you want. The time period starts running from your first check in. For visitors staying longer than 72 hours, there are also GVB tickets available for up to 168 hours. Are you planning to discover Amsterdam’s night life at one of the many pubs or clubs? Good news! While  trains and metros only operate during the day, you can also travel by bus at night. What’s more, a GVB day or multi-day ticket is also valid in these night buses!

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