Public transport Amsterdam

Public Transport Tickets Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam is compact and many sights are within walking distance of each other. Nevertheless, it is wise to make use of public transport during your city trip to Amsterdam. You can get from A to B quickly and comfortably by metro, tram or bus. There are several public transport tickets for Amsterdam. Read all about the prices, validity in this article.

Corona / COVID19 update

As of 25 February 2022, most of the corona / COVID19 measures in the Netherlands have expired.

  • Restaurants, attractions, museums and nightlife can open again according to regular opening hours.
  • A distance of 1.5 metres no longer needs to be kept
  • Mouth masks are no longer compulsory.
  • The corona admission ticket (QR code) is no longer needed to go to a restaurant, attraction or museum.
  • Most travel restrictions are lifted. Visit the official website of rijksoverheid.nl for more information

The ice rink on the Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam will be open this winter after all! From March 3 to March 31, 2022, you can skate on the ice again at this unique location in the centre of Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam is a great city where the distances between attractions, museums and events are relatively small. Nevertheless, it is wise not to walk everything during a city-trip. Amsterdam has several transport options that allow you to get from A to B quickly and inexpensively. The most popular means of transport in Amsterdam is the bicycle. In winter, more people use public transport because the wet roads can be slippery. The metro is especially convenient for travelling in winter.

Travelling by metro, tram and bus

Tram Amsterdam Christmas
Tram Amsterdam Christmas

The most popular way to travel in Amsterdam during winter is by public transport. The city has an extensive network of trams, buses, metros and ferries. All these transport options within Amsterdam are offered by the company GVB. Would you like to travel outside of Amsterdam, for example, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol or the Dutch countryside? Then you can use buses and trains from other public transport companies. To make travelling with public transport easier, there are several transport cards for sale in Amsterdam. Below the best options.

Public Transport Amsterdam Card (GVB)

Valid on metro, tram, bus, and ferries in Amsterdam

If you only want to use public transport in Amsterdam, you can buy a GVB public transport card. This is available for different periods. Public transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is NOT included in this ticket

Amsterdam Travel Ticket

Valid on trains, trams, buses, metros and ferries in Amsterdam and from Amsterdam Airport

Would you like to use all public transport in Amsterdam, including transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol? Then the Amsterdam Travel Ticket is the best choice.

Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket

Valid on trains, trams, buses, metros and ferries in Amsterdam and region (Airport, Zaanse Schans, Volendam and more).

The most comprehensive public transport ticket is the Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket. With this ticket you can also travel to popular locations in the Amsterdam and its surrounding regions, such as Windmill village Zaanse Schans, Fishing village Volendam and even the Dutch beach.

Map of Amsterdam