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Tram at Amsterdam Centraal Station

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 Metro stationGVB
Amsterdam's public transit system has information for locals and tourists in six languages.

I Amsterdam: Getting There and Around
The City of Amsterdam gives tips on local transportation and parking.

Amsterdam.info: Metro Map
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.

Canal boats

Holland International tour boatHolland 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 pedal boats.

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.

Bicycling

Amsterdam Cycle Routes
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.

Parking

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.


Amsterdam travel resources

Amsterdam planning tools

Amsterdam hotels/accommodations

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