practical info

There’s a vast selection of useful information to make your trip to Amsterdam as easy and enjoyable as possible. From public holidays to phoning home, browse through our practical advice and resources. Still got questions? The professionals at Amsterdam's Visitor Information Centres are ready to help!

Taxis

Taxis are a popular form of transport in a city where many residents don't own a car.

Metro

Amsterdam's metro system radiates from Central Station to the city's outlying districts. Its four routes are often the fastest way to reach districts ...

Ferries across the IJ

Amsterdam’s ferries provide essential, free connections across the River IJ for pedestrians, cyclists and mopeds. Many of these blue-and-white ferries...

Trams

Amsterdam’s trams are suitably distinctive, decked out in blue and white and armed with a famous bell that rings out to attract the attention of any p...

Practical info

Here’s a selection of useful information to make your trip to Amsterdam as easy and enjoyable as possible. From public holidays to phoning home, brows...

Amsterdam apps

Access a world of useful information straight from your smartphone! Whether you're planning a trip to Amsterdam or you're already here, these helpful ...

Be smart, be safe

Amsterdam is a fun, free-spirited, laid-back city but, as in any other city, it's important to be street smart. Ignore street dealers, do not buy drug...

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-winni...

Public transport

Travelling within Amsterdam by public transport is straightforward and convenient. The extensive network is operated by GVB and connects the city's ne...

I amsterdam Visitor Centres

Make the most of your time in Amsterdam by planning your trip with help from the experts! Whether you’re searching for the best accommodation, excitin...