How easy is it to get around the Netherlands?
Whether you choose to drive or use the excellent Dutch public transportation, getting around is relatively easy in the Netherlands. Roads and expressways are excellent, and the rail network is one of Europe’s finest.
What is the best way to get around Amsterdam?
Boasting a whole range of transport opportunities, Amsterdam can take you where you need to go via a boat, bike, train, tram or bus. The cheapest way to travel around Amsterdam is walking but if you need to get somewhere fast, the use of an OV chip card is the answer.
How can I get free transport in the Netherlands?
If you’re a MBO, HBO or university student in the Netherlands, you can use your student OV for free train, bus metro and tram travel on weekdays or in weekends. It’s what we call the Student Travel Product, and it’s your ticket to a stellar student life!
How do you pay for public transport in the Netherlands?
Payment for public transport
The most common way to travel by public transport is with an OV chipcard. An OV chipcard can be bought at stations or tobacco shops. In trams and buses, you can buy a day ticket or disposable chipcard. Please note: you cannot pay cash in many buses and trams.
How much does public transport cost in the Netherlands?
Day tickets / Hourly tickets
|GVB 1 hour||€ 3.20|
|Bus Tram Metro (BTM) 1.5 hours (valid for GVB, Connexxion, and EBS)||€ 6.50|
|GVB 1 day / 24 hours||€ 8.00|
|GVB child ticket 1 day / 24 hours||€ 4.00|
How many buses are in Netherlands?
The number of zero emission (ZE) buses is growing faster in the Netherlands than anywhere else in Europe. At least 618 more are expected in 2020, taking the total number of buses to 1,388.
How long does it take to walk around Amsterdam?
This Free Amsterdam Walking Tour is Self-Guided – so how long it takes to complete depends on your pace, interest and number of extra stops. Visitors who follow our Amsterdam tour as it is written should allow at least 2 hours to complete the loop.
Can you pay on the tram in Amsterdam?
You can buy 1 hour and 1 – 2 days tickets on board of the tram or bus. The driver doesn’t accept cash, you can only pay by credit card or contactless. You can purchase other types of tickets at GVB service points, vending machines and info counters.