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!

Health & safety in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is renowned for its friendly, welcoming ambience and prides itself on being a safe city. However, in order to ensure they enjoy their time i...

Bus

Amsterdam’s bus network is extensive, connecting all neighbourhoods with other city areas and extending outwards into the Amsterdam Metropolitan...

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...

Train

Many people travelling to or from Amsterdam will often make use of the train, which not only provides a superb connection with Amsterdam Airport Schip...

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 ...

Taxis

Official taxis have blue license plates, an official sign on the roof and offer minimum quality standards set by the municipality.

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...

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 ...

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...