Transportation in Amsterdam
In Amsterdam operate buses (30 areas)trams (16 lines), Metro (4 threads). Each tourist can think over the route in order to save money and time while enjoying fully walks in the capital of the Netherlands.
It should be noted two payment options of public transport.
- You can buy an electronic card OV-chipkaart,which is valid for travel on buses, trams, metro. Validity can be from one hour to seven days. You can choose your personal (P-card), anonymous (A-card) or single (D-card) card. Making personal cards possible in offices GVB, but it will take to write a statement in the Dutch language. Please note that for obtaining personalized and anonymous cards to be paid seven and a half euros. Duration of five years. If necessary, you can download an additional deposit.
- D-card designed primarily for tourists. Purchase can be done in kiosks GVB Tickes & Info, the box office and ticket machines GVB, located in the stations. All machines can accept cash and credit cards. If necessary, D-card can be bought from the driver of public transport, but in this case the price will be higher.
Metro - is a convenient form of transport only ifyou are interested in remote areas of the central part. Subway is really more like a tram. Underground lie only three and a half kilometers. This can be explained by the fact that Amsterdam is not a big city, but it is not necessary to perceive it and how small.
Underground work begins at 6 am and endsat midnight. Be prepared for the fact that some trains may arrive at your destination to one in the morning, because it depends on the remoteness of the stations. Metro trains run every five - ten minutes.
Tram lines cross Amsterdam in alldirections. At each stop you can see the electronic scoreboard and schedule to find out which is performed with great accuracy. Trams operate on weekdays from 6.00 am, and on weekends and holidays - from 7.00. The last tram own trip leaves at 00:15. The average range of motion is ten minutes.
Buses - is the most popular transport inAmsterdam. Be prepared for the fact that the schedule is not usually observed. В то же время транспорт развивает высокую скорость и у вас будет возможность доехать до нужного места города за минимальное время. Buses operate from 06.00 to 00.30. From 00.30 to 05.30 at night buses operate. Range of motion is between twenty and thirty minutes during the day and at night - one hour.
You can appreciate the convenience of the transport system in Amsterdam, if you take into account the features that have become known.