Public Transport

Hello from Amsterdam! 

In today’s blog, we wanted to tell you a bit more about public transport in Amsterdam, so that you have all the information you need for your next visit to Amsterdam. 

Of course, Amsterdam has everything: Tram, metro, Bus, Ferry, Train but it’s most common to use are the Tram and the metro. Already with these two you can go anywhere in the city. The ferries are mostly used to bring you to Amsterdam Noord for free, but there are also others outside of Amsterdam. The train can be used to go to further destinations from Amsterdam. You can find more information here

For the tram, there are many lines (1-26 with some numbers missing) that cover a pretty wide area of Amsterdam. The 5 metro lines (50-54) can also bring you from one side of the city to the other. Remember that you have to scan your tickets or your OV Chipkaart when going on all public transport (except for the ferry) and that you also have to check out.

How to get tickets: There are different ways of traveling.

You can get a ticket for a certain period:

    • 1-hour ticket for 3,20€
    • 24 hours ticket for 8,50€
    • 24 hours ticket for children  for 4€
    • 48 hours ticket for 13,50€
    • 72 hours ticket for 19€

And many more.

If you plan to stay longer, there are some monthly subscriptions and discounts, like the Flex Ticket.

You can find more information on the official website for Amsterdam’s Public Transport.

You can buy tickets at the stations, inside the trams and busses, on the websites, or the GVB app. 

The OV-Chipkaarts, you can charge with credit to avoid buying a ticket every day. You can buy those cards for around 7,50€, depending on if you buy them in-store or online. You can also purchase them in Albert Heijn stores or online and they can be anonymous or personalized, so with your name and picture on it, which is good if you lose your card. You can use those cards to use all the public transportation in the Netherlands. You can recharge them at metro stations, train stations, or in stores like Albert Heijn or Primera. 

Another convenient way to travel through Amsterdam might be via bike, we created a blog that gives you every piece of advice for it. 

To finish, here are Apps to help you travel in Amsterdam and that locals usually use:

We hope that this blog will be useful to you and we can’t wait to see you in Amsterdam!

Take care!