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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!

CityBusExpress

Steynlaan 78
3701 EJ ZEIST
Travel comfortably and conveniently between cities for a great price. CityBusExpress offers the shortest journey time and lowest p...

Holiday Sitters

Churchill-laan 149-D
1078 DT AMSTERDAM
This service is intended for families on a holiday in Europe. With the help of the Holiday-Sitters platform, parents can find a tr...

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...

Amsterdam Lost and Found

Are you in Amsterdam and have you lost your passport, wallet or other items? Or maybe you have found somebody else's lost belongings? The Lost and Fou...

Communication & money matters

What currency is used in the Netherlands and where can you change or withdraw money? How much should you tip a taxi driver? How can you call home? And...

Embassies & consulates

Just about every country in the world has a representative in the Netherlands. The majority of foreign embassies and consulates are located in The Hag...

Public holidays

The following is a list of public holidays in the Netherlands. On these days, shops, museums and attractions usually either close earlier or are close...