Getting to and around Old Holland

Escape to Old Holland for a half-day, full day or longer and experience the traditions and charms of the Amsterdam Area – from windmills and cheese markets to lush, green polders. A good selection of buses and trains depart from Amsterdam Central Station, taking you directly into the towns and cities of Old Holland with ease. Grab the map below to take with you on your mobile device, use Google Maps to plot a route, or read on for more public transport inspiration.

Public transport tips

With so much to see in Old Holland it can be tricky to know where to begin. So take inspiration from the journeys below and enjoy a thrilling Amsterdam Area day trip:

  • Amsterdam Central Station to Zaanse Schans
    Recommended journey: bus 391 | Google Maps

  • Amsterdam Central Station to Edam
    Recommended journey: bus 314 | Google Maps

  • Amsterdam Central Station to Voldendam
    Recommended journey: bus 316 | Google Maps

  • Amsterdam Central Station to Marken
    Recommended journey: bus 315 (via Amsterdam Noord) | Google Maps

  • Amsterdam Central Station to Monnickendam
    Recommended journey: bus 315 (via Amsterdam Noord) | Google Maps

  • Amsterdam Central Station to Broek in Waterland
    Recommended journey: bus 314 or 316 | Google Maps

  • Amsterdam Central Station to Zuiderzeemuseum/Enkhuizen
    Recommended journey: train | Google Maps (check the museum’s website for extra travel advice

  • Amsterdam Central Station to Alkmaar
    Recommended journey: train | Google Maps

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

Take the stress out of your journey and travel around Amsterdam and to Old Holland with the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket. Tickets are valid on all metro, tram and bus lines operated by GVB, Connexxion, AllGo and EBS, including night buses, plus NS trains in the Amsterdam Area. Remember, you must check in and out with your card every time you enter and exit a bus, tram, train or metro. Your ticket is activated from the first check in.