Getting around Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a world-class international transport hub and there are countless ways of getting into the city. Many travellers fly into the award-winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, while hopping on a train is also a great option.

Public transport in Amsterdam

Amsterdam boasts an impressive public transport network including metros, buses, trams, ferries and trains to help you get around the capital. Save money on travel with the I amsterdam City Card, which offers unlimited use of the GVB public transport system for 24, 48 or 72 hours. And before you see the sights, you can plan your journey with the excellent apps designed to help you find your way around the city.

Upcoming changes to Amsterdam's public transport network

Due to the extension of the Noord/Zuidlijn (North/South line) metro route this summer, there will be significant changes to Amsterdam's above-ground public transport network effective from 22 July 2018. You can find out more about the planned changes on the GVB website

Information for residents

Driving licence & cars

In order to drive a car in the Netherlands you’ll need to be over 18 years of age, carry a valid driving licence and have third party insurance....

Bikes

You won't have to be here for long to realise that cycling is an integral part of Amsterdam life. Parents on bikes loaded with children and shopping, ...

Boating

Amsterdam is a city of water and boating, both recreational and commercial, has long been part of the city's culture. If you have a boat, you are welc...

Public transport chip card

In Amsterdam and throughout the Netherlands, the public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart) is used for travel on trams, buses, metros and trains. Resi...

Must-haves for your trip to Amsterdam

I amsterdam City Card

I amsterdam City Card
Get free entry to the city's top attractions and free public transport for the duration of your stay with this handy cultural pass.
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Canal Cruise Ticket

Canal Company Amsterdam
The Canal Cruise Ticket offers an easy way to experience canal cruising in Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket

Get two days' entry to more than 20 different Amsterdam nightclubs for just €10.
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