Amsterdam Transport


The central area of Amsterdam is fairly compact and easy to get around on foot. The GVB public transport office at Centraal Station has route maps and a guide to the ticketing system, which is based on zones with the same ticket valid on buses, metros and trams. After midnight there are night buses that run from Centraal Station to most parts of the city. Taxis are among the most expensive in Europe and renting a car or driving one's own to Amsterdam is not recommended. The ideal way to get around is by bicycle; there are several rental agencies around town (about €7 daily or €30 weekly).

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