"Just About Anywhere You Need To Go" Trams Tip by johngayton
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Amsterdam's extensive tram network covers pretty much the whole city delivering you to within easy walking distance of wherever you need to go. There are 16 lines in all, with 11 of them radiating outwards from Centraal Station and the other 5 arcing across these. Trams run from early morning until about midnight when the night bus system takes over covering similar routes. There are presently two ticket options: the "strippenkaart" or a daily pass. If you only intend to make one or two journeys a day then the "strippenkaart" is the more economical but you will need to know how many zones you are passing through in order have the correct number of strips stamped - whilst these are cheaper if bought from GVB vendors such as newsagents they can also be purchased from the tram conductor.
Personally I have always bought either the 24, 48 or 72 hour tickets (from GVB offices or the vending machines at Centraal Station, though the 24 hour ticket can also be purchased on board trams). These tickets must be validated on first use and are then good for all transport options within the city for the requisite time period including night buses.
Finding your way around the tram system is simplicity itself with most stops having electronic signs giving the times and destinations of the next three trams as well as a network map.
Phone: 0900 8011
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