Transportation & Reach
Known for its well-planned transport arrangements, the Netherlands is
connected to the rest of Europe by a superb network of motorways and other
means. Amsterdam being the major metropolis of the country is one of the
main transportation hubs.
Many national and international train connections link the city with other
countries as well as cities. The Amsterdam metro serves the city with 17
tramlines, 55 local and regional bus lines & several ferries.
The city is also known as one of the bicycle friendly cities in the world.
Amsterdam Railway Transportation:
- Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS): Located 15km (9m) southwest of
Amsterdam, the airport is the fourth largest in Europe with over 100
airlines flying to over 200 destinations. Schiphol has repeatedly been
voted 'Best Airport in Europe' in numerous magazines and newspapers..
Amsterdam Water Transportation:
- The Central Station, Stationsplein is one of the largest railway
terminals in Europe with an impressive array of facilities.
- The national rail provider is Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), which runs
an efficient network with frequent services covering destinations all
over Holland and further afield into the rest of Europe.
- There are regular Eurostar trains from London to Brussels.
There are several modes of water travel in Amsterdam.
Local Transportation of Amsterdam:
- In addition to public ferries, canal buses travel between Central
Station & Rijksmuseum.
- Their is one special Museum Boat departs from Prins Hendrikkade every
30 minutes in summer and every 45 minutes in winter, stopping off at the
citys main museums.
- Canal taxis are also available, which can either be hailed from the
canal-side or ordered in advance daily.
- Alternatively, visitors also hire pedalos (also known as canal bikes)
and boats to explore the canals.
The municipal Transport Company named GVB runs the integrated public
transport system. The best way for one to get around the city is by using
Hotels & Accommodations
- Tram: All trams leave from Central Station. Where trams 1 &
2 traverse the main canals, tram 17 provides a frequent, fast &
dependable service and tram 16 takes a route to Museumplein &
Concertgebouw. Further, trams 9 & 14 go to Muziektheater &
- Metro: Amsterdam has four main metro lines. All the lines start at
Central Station & serve southeastern business district &
- Bus: The outlying areas of Amsterdam, mostly the suburbs, are
served by more than 30 bus lines, which run until midnight.
- Ferry: A free ferry service provides cyclists &
pedestrians with connections to Amsterdam Noord, the area across the IJ.
The main ferry landing is on De Ruijterkade (behind the Central
From the loaded businessman to the not so loaded backpacker, Amsterdam
has a lodging option for everyone. Have the luxury to choose from an array
of world class hotels, including world famous names as well as national
There are also boarding houses and rooms in private homes that you could
stay in, while youth Hostels are also scattered around the city but need
Recommended hotels for your stay in Amsterdam
|Hotels of Amsterdam