"Getting Around" Trams Tip by keeweechic

Trams, Amsterdam: 118 reviews and 135 photos


Day Tickets - If you visit Amsterdam, for the day, you benefit most from a one-day travel card valid on all public transport. With a special eight strip card, you may tour this city by tram, bus or underground all day and night. Two eight strip cards give you the possibility of touring the whole country by bus for one day. These ?general? day tickets are available from tram and bus drivers and at underground stations. If you want to spend more days in Amsterdam, your best buy is the local card for (all means of) public transport.

Bicycling is the easiest way to get around and see Amsterdam. There are bike lanes on all major streets and bike racks in main locations, as well as special bike parking indentations in the sidewalk.

Several boat trips to museums are available: Canalbus (Nieuwe Weteringschans 24) which makes six stops along two different routes between Centraal Station and the Rijksmuseum, costs Fl 12.50. Following a longer route is Museumboot Rederij Lovers (Stationsplein 8), which makes seven stops near 20 different museums.

Taxi stands are at the major squares and in front of the large hotels. Or you can call Taxicentrale, the central taxi dispatching office. Fares are Fl 5.60, plus Fl 2.80 per km. A 5-km (3-mile) ride will cost about Fl 20.

Water Taxi can be hailed like normal taxi?s and are a novel way to get around although a little expensive. They can also be called by telephone. These boats are a smaller version of the larger tourist canal boats, and each carries up to 8 passengers.

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  • Updated Aug 11, 2006
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