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Historic tram ride through Amsterdam in Christmas atmosphere

December 27, 2023 @ 11:00 am December 30, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Historic Tram Ride Festive
Historic Tram Ride Festive

Admire the centre of Amsterdam in Christmas atmosphere from an antique tram. In this tour, board an authentic 100-year-old tram and discover the sights, smells and sounds of historic Amsterdam. This unique tour is only available on 4 days in December. Read all about this amazing experience below.

Historic tram ride through Amsterdam in Christmas atmosphere

Antique Tram Amsterdam

The conductor welcomes you aboard the tram and invites you to take a seat while the scents of the varnished teak wood transport you to another time. Then the bell rings and the adventure back in time begins. As the driver guides you around the city, the conductor tells you everything you want to know about the historic trams and about Amsterdam’s history.

Historical tram route

Route historic tram Amsterdam

From Dam Square, you’ll ride past Westermarkt, Jordaan, Leidseplein, the Rijksmuseum, the Heineken Brewery, Amstel, Artis Zoo, the Resistance Museum, Waterlooplein and Rembrandtplein before arriving back at Dam Square.

Please note that the type of tram and the route driven may be modified due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

During the tour, you will not be able to get off. After about 30 minutes, you will arrive back at Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam.

Departure times

This year, the historic tram will run on 27, 28, 29 and 30 December from 11am to 5pm. A tram will depart from Dam Square every 20 minutes.

Historic Tram TourFirst rideLast ride
27 December11 am5 pm
28 December11 am5 pm
29 December11 am5 pm
30 December11 am5 pm

Prices and availability

You will need a special ticket for this tram ride. A public transport ticket is not valid. Below are the prices for a 30-minute tour. Tickets can be bought from the conductor (with cash or by debit card) also a limited number of tickets can be bought online. If the online tickets are sold out ask the conductor if any tickets are still available.

Historic Tram TourPrice
Adult (12+)€ 9.00Book now
Children (4-11)€ 7.00Book now
Children (0-3)Free

Starting point of the tour

The historic tram departs from Dam Square every 20 minutes on these days. The stop is between Nieuwendijk and Nieuwe Kerk. Address: Dam 6, 1012 NP Amsterdam.

Amsterdam, Noord Holland 1012 JL Netherlands