New metro service between Noord and Zuid
The long-awaited Noord/Zuidlijn, operating as metro 52, will relieve pressure on transport connections between the North and South of Amsterdam, providing a shorter journey time for many residents and visitors. 14 million travellers are expected to use the service each year.
In just 15 minutes, passengers can travel the 10km journey, with stops at Noorderpark Station on the north of the IJ River, Amsterdam Central, Rokin, Vijzelgracht, De Pijp and Europaplein. The efficient service runs every six minutes during the day and every seven to eight minutes in the evening. See the GVB’s dedicated site for further information on the Noord/Zuidlijn (in Dutch).
Changes to bus, tram and metro routes
The opening of the Noord/Zuidlijn coincides with other significant changes to public transport routes throughout the city. Some routes and route numbers have changed across bus, tram and metro networks. See the GVB website for a full summary of the changes, assistance with planning your journey and frequently asked questions. Read more about public transport in Amsterdam
Public artworks revealed
Eight public artworks were commissioned to be unveiled as part of the new metro stations. Commuters can spot a mosaic crocodile tiled into the wall at Station Rokin, film noir-style photographs interspersed with pink graphics at Station Europaplein, through to more playful pieces such as icons representing birds (including the Twitter logo and a bottle of Toilet Duck) on the platform at Station Noord.