Amsterdam Public Transport

Amsterdam Public Transport

The Netherlands is home to one of the most densely concentrated road networks in Europe. As a distribution centre, the Netherlands also benefits greatly from smooth traffic flows, a high degree of safety and minimal environmental pollution. For this reason, the Netherlands took initial steps as early as the beginning of the 1980s to develop a sophisticated traffic signaling system, which is also known as a motor traffic management (MTM) system. Mobility is a key issue in the Netherlands. Recent improvements in the flow of traffic and road safety can partly be attributed to the traffic management system. Sweden has also implemented the Dutch traffic signalling system MTM on the Stockholm orbital, part of which runs through a tunnel. Frans de Haes, who at the time worked for the Directorate- General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) was involved. “The system was far ahead of its time,” says De Haes, who is currently the head of Grontmij’s Mobility Department. “Sensors incorporated into the road at 400- to 500-metre intervals determine the amount of traffic on the road and vehicle speed. If speeds fall below 35 kph, the traffic jam prevention system is activated within 10 seconds.”

OV-Chipcard (PT Smart Card)

The National Strip Card

Holland Pass (Nr. 1 City Pass) discount card or entrance tickets during your trip to Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, Rotterdam and others

NS extension ticket

The Extension Ticket ("NS extension ticket") is available as a supplement to a Dutch Railways (NS) day ticket, monthly travel pass, monthly season ticket and annual season ticket. Holders of a monthly or annual NS season ticket can buy an extension allowing them to travel on local and regional transport in up to three nominated zones. Price & other Current info for NS extension ticket

Night buses

Going out in AmsterdamGVB operates public transport services 24 hours a day. After the regular daytime services have ended, a special network of 12 night buses serves all parts of Amsterdam. This has its own fares structure and tickets. Price & other Current info for Night buses

Car Park and Ride (P+R) return ticket

Leave your car at the edge of Amsterdam and travel into the city on public transport. All for just € 6.-. This price includes all-day parking for your car plus up to five P+R public transport tickets, each valid for two trips (one to the city center and one back). There are two ways to avoid getting stuck in a queue or driving round in circles along the canals. First: leave the car at home and take public transport. Second: if you do come by car, park at the P+R sites at the ArenA, Sloterdijk, Zeeburg and the Olympic stadium. Price & other Current info for Amsterdam Car Park and Ride (P+R) return ticket

Season ticket

A season ticket is valid for a particular set of travel zones and for a given period - one week, one month or one year. The area it covers is based upon a selected zone plus a "star value". That indicates how many additional zones in each direction from the nominated zone the ticket is valid in. The number of the selected zone and the star value are printed on the ticket. When deciding the star value of your season ticket, consider the route you wish to take. This must be entirely within the area covered by your season ticket. The zones in which you can travel are counted outwards in every direction from the selected zone, the number depending upon the ticket's star value. See the Price & other Current info for Season ticket

24 hours ticket

Do you plan on seeing the sights in Amsterdam for a couple of days? The easiest way to get around the city is with a 24-, 48-, 72- or 96-hours GVB transport ticket. It is the ticket for unlimited travel throughout Amsterdam day and night by bus, tram and metro. Current info for 24 hours ticket

The I amsterdam Card - THE all-in-one pass

The I amsterdam Card is THE all-in-one pass. A ticket for unlimited travel on all GVB* tram, bus and metro services in Amsterdam for up to three days, plus vouchers worth more than € 90 in discounts for canal cruises, museums and other attractions. The I amsterdam Card consists of a chip-card, a public transport ticket*, a full-colour guide and provides over 30 free and 20 discounted offers on major tourist attractions and restaurants. Price & other Current info for The I amsterdam Card - THE all-in-one pass

Buses at night

The trams, buses and metro lines run from 06.00 in the morning to 00.30 at night. Between 00.30 and 07.30 in the morning, you can use the night buses. GVB 24/48/72/96 hours tickets are also valid on night buses. If you do not have one, you can buy a GVB nightbus single ticket from the driver. GVB operates public transport services 24 hours a day. After the regular daytime services have ended, a special network of 12 night buses serves all parts of Amsterdam. Price & other Current info for Buses at night

Public Transport Chip Card

Soon you will be able to use the public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart) to travel in all parts of the Netherlands by train, tram, bus and metro. The new card will be phased in throughout the Netherlands in a step-by-step process.

Metro Amsterdam

Concertgebouw/Stadsschouwburg ticket /Theater tickets

The Concertgebouw (Concerthall) and the Stadsschouwburg (Municipal Theatre) make your cultural excursion even more attractive. The validity of the tickets is for daytime shows: from three hours before to four hours after the beginning and for evening shows: from three hours before the beginning until the last tram or citybus runs (not on the nightbus).

Day Tickets

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