Traveling by Tram
Large cities have a tram system. This is the easiest way to transport yourself through the busy cities. The tram has many stops throughout the city, so this is an ideal means of transport to explore the city.
To travel by tram you need an ov-chipkaart or day ticket. At the bottom of the page you can see different options.See Tram Tickets
The tram is a perfect means of transport in big cities. It is easy to get on and off and takes you to your destination quickly and affordably. Another advantage is that you can do some sightseeing on the way. Did you know that tram line 2 in Amsterdam is one of the world’s best tram rides?
With 16 tram lines, Amsterdam is also the city with the largest number of trams in Holland, but Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague also offer excellent tram connections. The ride from The Hague Central Station to Scheveningen boulevard, for instance, takes just 15 minutes!
Tram services usually start at 6 AM and run until midnight; check the service schedules at the tram stops for exact times. You will need a valid ticket to travel by tram: a single-use chip card or an anonymous OV-chipkaart. Single-use chip cards can also be bought on the tram, but usually it costs more.
Long stay – Public transport chip card
When you are staying in Amsterdam for more than 7 days it might be beneficial to buy a public transport chip card (ov-chipkaart) instead of day tickets. With the public transport chipcard you only pay for the distance you actually travel.
The public transport chip card is a plastic card that let you travel on credits. Travelling with the public transport chip card is very easy because it allows you to travel with all the carriers including the NS (Dutch railway).
Customers can buy this card in our webshop for € 8,-. Customers can also upload the card with credits at your arrival in Amsterdam or Airport Schiphol and reload the card during your stay.
Amsterdam tram routes and tickets
One of the most popular parts of Amsterdam’s public transport network is the city’s reliable and frequent tram service. Many of the city’s trams terminate/start at Amsterdam Central Station. There are two tram ‘stations’ in front of Central Station – one on the east side, one on the west side. They are just a short walk apart and from both areas, trams go towards the city centre before radiating outwards to different neighbourhoods and districts. Visitors to the city may enjoy this handy guide to some of the main tram stops in the city centre and their nearby attractions.
Tram line 2 has been doing its permanent circuit in Amsterdam for more than 110 years. Thousands of people step onto this tram every day to get to work, to school, to friends or family. But what they often don’t know is that this is one of the most beautiful rides in the world! By the way National Geographic has designated this tram ride as one of the best tram rides in the world!