Public Transport


Travelling within Amsterdam by public transport is straightforward, fast and convenient. Amsterdam Central Station is the primary public transport hub of Amsterdam. The extensive network is operated by GVB and connects the city's neighbourhoods by tram, metro, bus and ferry.

Route planner

When travelling by public transport in Amsterdam, we recommend to use the webiste. The route planner of always offers the most up-to-date departure times and routes. Futhermore the online route planner also provides correct information about prices, total travel time, connection points, transfer times, etc.

Centraal station

Amsterdam public transport discount & day passes for visitors

Depending on your travel plans and the duration of your stay, there are a number of different Amsterdam public transport passes that are especially valuable for visitors:

We advise to buy your tickets in advance online.

Centraal station

Public transport tickets

In Amsterdam and throughout the Netherlands, residents use the National public transport chip card (named: OV-chipkaart) for traveling on trams, buses, metros and trains. It is also possible for visitors to purchase an OV-chipkaart, but we advise not to do that. We recommend tourists to use one of the above mentioned cards. These are generally easier to buy, and moreover usually cheaper.

Facts and figures

Percentage of people who cycle daily
Tram lines
Tram rail
213 km
Busiest tram line
5 (37.000 gebruikers per dag)
Metro lines
Metro rail
81,2 km
Public parking spaces in city center
Electric vehicle charging points

Stromma Cruise

Amsterdam is all the more spectacular seen from the water. The #1 Canal Cruise in Amsterdam takes you to many of the city’s highlights within one hour. The Westerkerk, the Anne Frank House, the narrowest house in Amsterdam: you’ll be able to see all of them during this canal cruise. It’s the most relaxing way to get to know ...

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Tram line 2

Tram line 2 in Amsterdam will take you to almost all the top sights that our Capital has, which is why National Geographic has named it one of the best trams rides in the world. During the ride, you will see the Museum Square with the Stedelijk ...

Stationsplein, Amsterdam
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Ferry over the IJ

One of the best and exciting free attraction in Amsterdam are the ferries across the IJ. These ferries provide a great view over the IJ, passing ships and the skyline of Amsterdam, especially when it’s nice weather. These ferries are in fact no touristic sights but public transport. They transport passengers to the other side in about 6 minutes. The ferries leave from the jetties, which can ...

De Ruijterkade, Amsterdam
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City Sightseeing Amsterdam

Taking the Touristbus Amsterdam is the easiest and most pleasant way to admire the rich historic heritage Amsterdam offers you. It’s the old port, the lively Dam square, the splendid Royal Palace, the intrigue Red Light District, the gorgeous Skinny Bridge and much more. The comfortable buses are equipped ...

MacBike Bike Rental

Rent a bike to make the most of your visit to Amsterdam. Cycle easily from one landmark to another, along the beautiful canals, through the artsy Jordaan neighborhood, the famous Red Light District, or through the breathtaking ...