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Public Transport Amsterdam

 GVB Transport
Travelling within Amsterdam by public transport is straightforward and convenient. The extensive network is operated by the company GVB and connects the city’s neighbourhoods by train, tram, metro, bus and ferry. If you are visiting Amsterdam, the public transport is the best way to get from A to B. Amsterdam has a very dense network of trams, buses, metro lines and even ferry connections that will take you practically anywhere within the city – or at least very close to where you want to go.

Amsterdam day tickets

 Amsterdam Day Tickets

Depending on your travelling plans and the duration of your stay, there are a number of different public transport passes available that are especially valuable for visitors:

  • GVB day passes: Available from 1 to 7 days, with prices starting from €7.50. Only valid on trams, buses and metros operated by GVB in Amsterdam.
  • Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket: This only a 24-hour public transport pass valid on all public transport operated by GVB, Connexxion and EBS in Amsterdam itself  and the Amsterdam metropolitan Area, including night buses. Price: €13.50. For example to go to Zaanse Schans and Volendam.
  • Amsterdam Travel Ticket: An all-in public transport solution valid for one, two or three days. This ticket includes (2nd class) NS train travelling between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and any station in Amsterdam. Additionally, the ticket is valid for unlimited travel on all trams, buses (including night buses), metro and ferries operated by public transport operator GVB in Amsterdam itself. Prices starting from € 15.00.

Public Transport Chip Cards

Public Transport Chip Card Anonymous Both Sides


You can also choose to use a ‘regular’ OV chip card like the locals. For tourists, we recommend buying an ‘anonymous’ card. Please remember that you must always check in and out, whichever card you are using. If you want to use one of the night buses, we recommend checking the itineraries and timetables beforehand. This card we recommend if your stay is longer than 7 days. On stations or by internet you can buy credit for your OV chip card.

Amsterdam Tourist Hotspots

Are you visiting the Dam Square or rather the Anne Frank House? You will find the best must-sees on our Tourist Hotspots Amsterdam page. These hotspots are all accessible by tram, subway or bus. We have already figured out for you which public transport ticket you can use. View our Amsterdam Tourist Hotspots here.