Public and private transport

Taxis in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Taxi

Taking a taxi in Amsterdam is expensive and it’s polluting. Take the tram, get on the bike, walk. In Amsterdam, everything is near, so taking a taxi is really not a good idea. Here’s why.   1. Amsterdam taxis are the worst of Europe In a German research comparing the quality of taxi service in […]

Bikes in Amsterdam

The so called 'bike flat' at Central Station

After the shortage of parking spaces for cars, there now seems to be a problem with finding a place to park your bike. Part of the problem are what are called orphan bikes: bikes left to waste, abandoned by their owners. To tackle this problem, unused bikes are regularly taken off the streets (after a […]

Beaches near Amsterdam

Amsterdam beach

Going to a beach when you are visiting Amsterdam, makes for a great day out. Zandvoort beach is a beach resort near Amsterdam that can easily reached by train. One of the best beaches near Amsterdam is Wijk aan Zee, a paradise for surfers and kitesurfers. If you are looking for the best beach party […]

New Amsterdam metro

Construction site Central Station

Tourists may find the inner city of Amsterdam in a state of total chaos, due to the massive public works that have been taking place there for some years. All the work is necessary however to complete one huge project: the construction of a new metro line (underground, subway): the Noord Zuid Lijn. Tunnelling underneath […]

Public transport in Amsterdam

Amsterdam tram network

For tourists, only the Amsterdam tram network is important to understand. After all, Amsterdam is a small city and all main tourists attractions are reachable by foot or by bike. The subway and public buses are only useful if you want to go outside of the city centre. Trains are the best public transport to […]

Car parking in Amsterdam

Parkingsign in Amsterdam

The safest way to park your car on a visit to Amsterdam, is to park at an Amsterdam Park and Ride. There are 7 P&R Amsterdam. The P&R are all located on the outskirts of the city. Amsterdam park and ride costs €8 per 24 hours. You park there for a maximum of 96 hours. […]

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