Amsterdam City Transportation

Amsterdam City TransportationThough Amsterdam is perfectly walkable, the city has trams, buses, and rental bikes for quicker transportation.


Walking (and gawking) is a must in Amsterdam with its revamped houseboats, ubiquitious canals, superb museums and notorious red-light district. 

Tram and Bus

The city is divided into several zones, with the majority of the attractions near Centraal Station. Buses cover the same routes as the tram, and connect to destinations further out of the city. Night buses run from 12:30 AM. to 6 AM with reduced itineraries and frequency.

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Tram and Bus Tickets

2 strips Strippenkart (single journey, one zone): €1.60

3 strips, (single journey, two zones): €2.40

8 strips (also usable as one-day ticket): €6.40

15 strips, full fare (multiple journey, advanced sale only): €7.60

15 strips, reduced fare for seniors and children (multiple journey, advanced sale only): €5

45 strips (multiple journey, advanced sale only): €22.50

Single ticket on night bus: €3.50

12-journeys on night bus: €25

Day pass for all zones: €7

Two-day pass for all zones: €11.50

Three-day pass for all zones: €15.50

Four-day pass for all zones: €19.50

One week: €29

Canalbus and one-day bus ticket (also includes discounts at museums, eateries, etc.): €23.00 


Cycling around the city will save you time and money. Canals are highly trafficked and congested, so many locals opt for a ride on two wheels along Amsterdam's bike-friendly paths.

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MacBike rental:

Frederic Rent-A-Bike:


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Note: All prices were accurate when compiled. Please check the Web sites listed for the most up-to-date information.

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