Routes and tickets for Amsterdam's metro
All of Amsterdam’s metro stations are gated by check-in and check-out ports, accessible only with a public transport chip card (OV-Chipkaart) or another valid travel card. If you are not in possession of a personal chip card, you can purchase a one-hour ticket or a rechargeable non-personalised public transport chip card at GVB service desks or vending machines at the station. Please note: the metro stations do not have manned service desks (but there may be an assistant on hand to help at ticket machines).
Save on public transport
The I amsterdam City Card gives you unlimited access to public transport in the city (including bus services operated by GVB) combined with free entry to many attractions. A great way to explore nearby cities like Haarlem, historic fishing villages or the flower growing region, is to purchase the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket (also valid on regional services provided by EBS and Connexxion).
For detailed travel advice for Amsterdam’s metro network (and beyond), download the public transport app 9292 (available for Android, OSX, Blackberry and web version).
New Noord/Zuidlijn (North-South line)
Amsterdam's new Noord/Zuidlijn officially opened in July 2018, which transports passengers between Station Zuid and Station Noord in just 15 minutes. Find out more about the expansion of the metro line.
Accessible public transport
Public transport operator GVB can provide specific information about accessibility on Amsterdam trams, buses and metro trains. For example, route folders and timetables indicate which transport stops are not wheelchair accessible, or which trams and bus services are not equipped with an accessibility ramp. Metro stations typically offer lift access and a wider check-in port for wheelchairs. Read more about the GVB's accessible public transport policy.