The Guestroom

Dutch Design Garden Apartment in Amsterdam

Public Transport

Travelling within Amsterdam by public transport is straightforward and convenient. The extensive network is operated by GVB and connects the city's neighbourhoods by train, tram, metro, bus and ferry. 

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In Amsterdam and beyond, the public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart) is used for travel on tramsbuses and metros. The most convenient option for visitors is a disposable one-hour card or day card (valid for one to seven days). One-hour tickets can be bought from the conductor or driver on the tram or bus. Day tickets can be bought on the tram or purchased in advance.  Day cards can not be bought from the driver on the bus. Tickets are valid across the whole network from the time of purchase, allowing you to take as many journeys as you choose within your chosen time-frame.


There are several shops where you can rent bicycles nearby but only this one is open on sunday as well

Things to do

There’s a never ending selection of things to do in Amsterdam. So whether you’re visiting for the weekend or a fortnight, here you can find some of the best Amsterdam attractions and unmissable experiences. 

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Many of the attractions and experiences below are covered by the I amsterdam City Card - a handy visitor pass which gets you free entry to dozens of museums and attractions, plus free public transport for the duration of your stay.

Amsterdam discount & day passes

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

  • I amsterdam City Card: Free entrance to the city's top attractions, plus unlimited use of the GVB public transport system for 24, 48 or 72 hours.
  • GVB day passes: Available from 1 to 7 days, with prices starting from €7.50. Valid on trams, buses and metros operated by GVB in Amsterdam. For your convenience, you can buy your tickets in advance from the GVB website.
  • Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket: 24-hour public transport pass valid on all public transport operated by GVB, Connexxion and EBS in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam metropolitan Area, including night buses. Price: €13.50 (it can also be combined with the I amsterdam City Card as part of the 'Get Out of Town' special offer).
  • Amsterdam Travel Ticket: An all-in public transport solution valid for one, two or three days. This ticket includes return (2nd class) train travel 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.

For inspiration on what to visit outside Amsterdamview the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area map of all the attractions and sights within an hour of the city by public transport.

Helpful apps and sites for planning your journey

Before seeing the sights, you may wish to consult the 9292 route planner or GVB website to help you find the quickest and most convenient way to get from A to B. In addition, there are a number of excellent apps available to help you find your way around the city.

'Zaanse Schans' and' Kinderdijk'

If you are planning to visit the famous windmills you can check this website for information on how to get there:

Holland Travel Ticket

With the Holland Travel Ticket you can travel 1 day in train, bus, tram and metro throughout the Netherlands. It grants unlimited access to all public transport, including train, tram, bus and metro, in Holland for an entire day.

Visit the Keukenhof

Each spring, the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse come alive with blooming flowers in every colour of the rainbow. The theme for 2020 is World of Colours and it will be open from march 21 to May 10.

As 7 million flower bulbs bloom over 32 hectares, the park is awash with the sight and scent of blossoming flowers. See the flower shows, experience this year’s theme pavilion and delight in the statues dotted around the park. Take the kids on a treasure hunt or explore the playground, petting zoo or hedge maze.

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Leave some time to explore the surrounding area with its fields of flowers by hiring a bike,  take a 100% electric GPS tour and join the fun or taking a boat cruise.