Getting Around the City
With roughly 881,000 bicycles in Amsterdam, there is no better way to explore every corner of the city than by bike.
iamsterdam provides information about guided tours and cycle routes around Amsterdam. They also provide instructions on how to bike safely in the city.
Amsterdam Central Station
Amsterdam Central Station provides quick access to the city centre. Whether it is the train, tram, metro, bus, or ferry, the station provides connections to all.
Visitors to the Netherlands can buy a Public Transport Chip Card to use on all public transport.
Other routes from Central Station travel to IJplein and NDSM Wharf. NDSM Wharf is a former shipyard that is now a cultural hotspot, home to a vibrant and creative community.
Please note that it is not possible to pay by cash on GVB buses. Payment is by debit or credit card or through your Public Transport Chip Card.
Operating from Amsterdam Central Station, the metro system travels to the outer city.
All metro stations are accessible with a Public Transport Chip Card or valid travel card. Travellers can buy a one-hour ticket at a GVB service desk or vending machine at the station.
There are two tram stations outside the front of Amsterdam Central Station - one on the East side and one on the West. Both trams travel towards the city centre before heading on to the outer districts.
Picture supplied by iamsterdam.