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!

I amsterdam City Card app

Exploring Amsterdam is even more fun with the City Card app. It will help you get around, find amazing things to see (and eat!) and discover places wh...

Citymapper app

Real-time journey planner helping you to quickly get from A to B by public transport, bike, foot and every other transit mode imaginable.

Tranzer

Explore Amsterdam more conveniently with Tranzer, an app that allows you to purchase public transport tickets or book a taxi on the go. Tranzer provid...

KLM app

Be one step ahead of the rest with this handy flight app that aims to take all of the stress out of travelling by plane and lets you know what you nee...

Schiphol Airport app

The Schiphol app makes your journey in and out of Amsterdam as easy as possible! Check departure and arrival times, reserve a taxi or parking place, o...

NS Reisplanner app

The official app of the NS (Dutch national railway) is recommended for anyone planning to explore outside Amsterdam. It provides up-to-the-minute info...

Rijksmuseum app

Experience more of the Rijksmuseum with the app that shows you extra details of the artworks, leads on you on guided tours and lets you book tick...

Map of Amsterdam

The I amsterdam city map is available for €2.50 at any of the official I amsterdam Visitor Centres.

Language

The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch. The majority of Amsterdam’s residents speak English well and are often fluent in one or two languag...

King's Day FAQ

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions concerning King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) in Amsterdam.

Boating regulations

Amsterdam’s canals are always extremely busy on King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) and certain regulations are introduced on the day to help control th...

Rules & regulations

King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) is Amsterdam's biggest party and busiest day of the year. Expect big crowds and a lively atmosphere. It can get pret...