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Transporte Amsterdam

ROTTERDAM TRANSPORTATION   The public transport system in Rotterdam is very well organized. All metro, tram and metropolitan bus lines are operated by RET. You need an OV-Chipkaart (“Public Transport chip card”).     The Rotterdam Welcome Card provides unlimited use of all RET public transport for 1, 2 or 3 days, and 25% or […]

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Taxi

Taxis: Due to the general layout of the city of Amsterdam, which is not car-friendly, options for using taxis will be limited (unless one is travel in and out of the city’s outerlying areas, and the airport, of course). For that reason, it is important to get familiar with fixed taxi stands (located in various […]

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Bike

Bike: first-time visitors to Amsterdam will immediately notice that it is the most bicycle-friendly capital city in the world. Many feel that riding a bike in Amsterdam is a “must do” activity there. The city is flat and compact with large and clearly marked bike lanes, often making cycling the most efficient way to explore […]

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Ferry

Ferry: Though transportation in Amsterdam used to be highly characterized by boat-travel on the city’s web of canals, today’s canal traffic is mostly comprised of tourist cruises and personal boats. Ferries in Amsterdam instead cross the local waterway (known as the “IJ River”), connecting the city center with the north (or Noord) neighborhood. These are […]

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Bus

Bus: During the day, buses are mostly used to connect Amsterdam to the greater metropolitan area. While locals use them on their daily commute, visitors are likely to use them even more so when venturing away from the city center to visit one of the Netherlands’ surrounding beach towns, gardens, or historic villages.   Buses […]

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Tram

Tram: Trams in Amsterdam are a fun and convenient way to travel around town. With fifteen different routes and frequent stops, trams are a reliable and efficient way to get to and around the city center. They have large windows and glide on tracks above ground, offering a unique way to stay cozy and enjoy […]

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Amsterdam Metro

Amsterdam Metro: The Amsterdam Metro quickly connects the city center and surrounding suburbs. It has five different lines: three that begin their journeys from Central Station, and two that span the outskirts of the city. Some of the metro stations share their platforms with regular trains, often making the metro a convenient start for longer-distance train travel. […]

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IMPORTANT NOTE – AMSTERDAM HOLLAND PASS

Amsterdam Holland Pass offers free tickets and discounts on admission to over 50 museum and tourist attractions in Amsterdam and major cities of the Netherlands. You may purchase the Amsterdam Holland Pass via their website (www.amsterdampass.com). Upon the purchase of the card, you receive a guide to Amsterdam and the Netherlands and several free tickets […]

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Transportation

In Amsterdam’s city center, driving a car is discouraged. Parking fees are expensive, and many streets are closed to cars or are one-way. The local government sponsors carsharing and carpooling initiatives such as Autodelen and Meerijden.nu Public transportation in this modern city is equally as advanced as it is efficient. It is nearly all run […]