Getting Around Amsterdam

  • Dila driving tram No. 5 in Amsterdam
    Dila driving tram No. 5 in Amsterdam
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    Dutch Pantry uitsmijter
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  • Traveling in Style

    by Mariajoy Updated Feb 5, 2005

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    Saw this trio - bloke, trike and dog - waiting at the lights - so I asked him if I could take a pic - he smiled and gave me the thumbs up - the bloke didn't say much though :)) (It's amazing how they ALL speak english isn't it? )

    I thought this looked like a really great way to get around the city - and the dog thought so too I reckon. Then the lights turned green and away they sped.

    It's a dogs life

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    City to beach - the Beach Bus

    by Britannia2 Written Jul 28, 2009

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    If you would like to escape Amsterdam on a hot summer day and need to use public transport a novel way to travel to the Dutch coast is by fast ferry and bus.
    There are departures from Jetty 14 behind Centraal Station every 30 minutes on summer days - the fast ferry takes you to Velson in 30 minutes and from there a fast bus that meets the ferry and takes you on to Ijmuiden beach in just over 10 minutes.
    The off peak fare is €7.50.
    I have never made this trip but have seen the fast ferry and it looks very impressive. A very good idea for those who want to visit the coast. The website has more details.

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    4 countries, 6 days

    by ATLC Written Oct 2, 2010

    For a holiday, I agree that 6 days is a very tight schedule. Not really my idea of a holiday. But I've seen much worse on this forum.
    However, if you were on business, you would not blink at this schedule.
    We have the fast train Thalys after all.

    Let me suggest an itinerary:

    Day 1: (on arrival): take the Thalys to Paris (you need to book Thalys in advance), travel = about 3 hours.
    Day 2: Spend in Paris
    Day 3: (in the morning): take the Thalys back to Brussels (Belgium), travel = about 90 minutes
    Day 4: take a train to Aachen (Germany), which is just on the Dutch/Belgian border. Enjoy the cathedral, etc. Travel time: with Thalys: 70 minutes. With local train: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    Day 5: visit Maastricht (20 kms from Aachen, very nice Dutch city) and/or do that 'Drielandenpunt' (Belgium/Germany/Netherlands) as johngayton suggests
    Day 6: back to Amsterdam and enjoy any time left there. Train from Maastricht to Amsterdam (local, just hop on). Travel time: 2 hrs and 30 mins

    For German and European train schedules: http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en
    For Dutch train schedules and prices: http://www.ns.nl/cs/Satellite/travellers
    For Belgian train schedules and prices: www.b-rail.be/main/E/
    For Thalys: http://www.thalys.com/ (only to be booked in advance!)

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    General Transportation Tip

    by gasca Written Oct 19, 2005

    Amsterdam is one the few capitals in Europe (if not the only one) without any big monuments, let's say i.e Eiffel Tower, Big Ben.. and it is an accessible city as well. Distances can be shorter than in other capitals and metro network has not dozens of lines.

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  • OK si vous partez de paname...

    by zoave Written Aug 26, 2002

    OK si vous partez de paname comme moi c trop simple:
    suivez ces noms de villes et tout ira bien
    -lille-gand/gent-kortrijk-antwerpen-breda-amsterdam

    tro simple mais be careful avec la douane volante!!!
    tes jambes et tes pieds ya qu'ca d'mieux ds Meda

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    Carrier Pigeon or Bottle?

    by M.I.B. Written Mar 2, 2003

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    I was making up my mind in Amsterdam to use alternative transport like this pigeon.

    No, it will be a cruise in a bottle!

    Pigeon
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    Dec 19, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    TRAVEL ALERT for NEW YEARS EVE: No public transportation from 8PM till 1:30AM New Years Day.

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