Amsterdam Local Transportation
ABOVE: A tram at Amsterdam's Centraal Station. INSET BELOW: An Amsterdam Metro
station, and a Holland International tour boat.
Trams, buses, and trains
Amsterdam's public transit system has information for locals and tourists in six
Getting There and Around
The City of Amsterdam gives tips on local transportation and parking.
This handy map gives an overview of tram lines and underground transportation in Amsterdam.
9292 Journey Planner
Use 9292's door-to-door interactive timetable to plan trips by public transport
throughout the Netherlands.
International Canal Cruises
This company's 13 ships provide tours that
range from a one-hour "100 Highlights Cruise" to dinner cruises. A sister line,
Canal Company, features a Canal Bus, a
Canal Hopper service (using
12-passenger boats), and Canal Bike
Lovers Amsterdam Canal Cruises
Rederij Lovers offers a variety of boat trips--among them, sightseeing tours, a circular
"museum boat" route that allows stopovers, an Artis Zoo express boat, and
evening cruises with dinner or wine and cheese.
Follow these 10 routes through Amsterdam and its surroundings--but first, read
the tips on what kind of cycle to rent.
Dispatch from Amsterdam
Sue Cooper, a Greenpeace press officer, describes the cycling scene in Amsterdam, where
"everyone sits up straight on their wheels" and "if you go in spring,
you'll see almost as many bikes as flowers."
Mike's Bike Tours
In addition to half- and full-day bicycle rentals, this firm offers daily group
or private tours on two-wheelers.
20 voor 020
If you insist on driving your car into the city center, the P1 parking garage
near Amsterdam Centraal Railroad Station has a deal for you.
Top photo: John Sigler.
1st inset photo: Devy Masselink.
"Best of the Web"
- Forbes and
The Washington Post
Amsterdam - Home
Need a car in Europe?
guarantees the lowest rental
rates for standard cars, sports cars, SUVs, luxury cars,
chauffered sedans, and RVs. Its Web site also has driving information
for 38 countries.
you live outside the EU, a
Peugeot tourist lease can be cheaper than renting.
Minimum driver age is 18, there' s no upper age limit, and rates include
Short-term car leasing.