Plan your journey by public transport via this link.
For public transport you can either buy single tickets, or use an 'OV-chipkaart'.
The OV-chipkaart is convenient since it is valid in bus, tram, metro and train.
You can buy an OV-chipkaart at the ticket machines at the train stations, at the service desks of the GVB (=the public transport company, these desks are located inside train stations), and in some tobacco shops, supermarkets and Bruna shops.
You can find all information about fares and the OV-chipkaart on the 9292 website.
Cycling is by far the easiest and fastest way to get around in Amsterdam.
There are many places in Amsterdam where you can rent a bicylce:
- at train stations
- at bicycle rental companies (the biggest are: MacBike, Amsterdam Black Bikes and Yellow Bike)
- at cycle shops (there are more than 150 of them)
- at the hotel
Renting a bicycle costs about 8 to 10 euros for a single day. The rate is lower if you rent it for a couple of days.
- Before you leave the place where you rented the bicycle check that the lights work (back and front). You need them when it is dark outside.
- Before you start riding the bicycle be aware whether you rented one with hand brake or pedal brake. Occasionally a short response time is advantageous. Then it is good to know where the brakes are.