Schiedam Transportation

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    Subway into the city

    by mafootje Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Subway station

    We used the subway to get to the city centre of Schiedam. The subway has 4 stops in Schiedam. It's relatively cheap and fast...

    ZONES

    They just finished the subway station last year. For traveling you will need to buy somekind of ticket. There are a few choices.

    If you have to travel regular you could by a week, month or year membership for a set amount of zones. When you are just visiting once or just a few times over a period of time you could better by "Strippencards".

    STRIPPENCARDS

    These come in different sizes depening or where you by them. But in general you can say the larger the amount of strips the more economical they are. Sizes ranges from 2 to 45 strips.

    WHAT CAN I DO WITH A STRIP

    Rotterdam is divided in 11 zones, for every zone you need to travel you will need 1 strip.
    After you found out the amount of zones you have to travel through (displayed on maps around the station) you have to stamp your card. You'll have to remind if you need to travel through 3 zones you'll have to stamp the fourth strip. (3 zones will get you from Vlaardingen to Rotterdam).

    TRAVELTIME

    When you stamp your card there's also a time stamped on your card. Your allowed to travel through the zones you payed for, for a limited time only.

    2 to 4 strips 1 hour
    5 to 7 strips 1,5 hours
    8 to 10 strips 2 hours
    11 to 16 strips 3 hours
    17 to 20 strips 3,5 hours

    You can travel on all forms of public transportation with a strippencard around Rotterdam. This can be a great advantage when you compare it to a train ticket which is only valid on the train.

    REDUCED FAIR

    There are special pink strippencards for childeren aged 4 to 11 and peoples carrying a 65+ senior citizen pass. These card have a reduced fair.


    Picture taken march 22, 2003

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    Cruising Around Schiedam Canals

    by RoyJava Updated Oct 23, 2007
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    This is fun! Enjoy the view at Schiedam from a different perspective ...

    And ofcourse sailing to the wonderful windmills of Schiedam!

    The cruise is about one hour on a whispering open boat ... so during Easterweekend until the end of October, on Tuesdays until Sundays.

    Ask for Day arrangements for groups.

    Tickets:
    6.60 Euro - adults
    children 4 - 11 yrs 3.50 Euro
    (under 4 yrs free! )

    Depart:
    De Nieuwe Palmboom - Noordvest 34, Schiedam

    Info:
    VVV Schiedam
    Tel: +31 (0)10 426 26 54
    Tel: 0900 1192 192

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    To Schiedam via Train or Metro

    by Airpunk Written May 9, 2007

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    Schiedam's train station is located on one of the busiest train lines in the Netherlands (Rotterdam-Den Haag). That means that there are several trains per hour stopping in Schiedam. But that's not the only possibility to get there. Schiedam's train station is also part of Rotterdam's metro system. I don't remember the exact amount of stripes you have to stamp, but I think it was three or four, if you come from Rotterdam Centraal.

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    Free parking

    by ATLC Updated May 30, 2004

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    MAP SCHIEDAM

    For the time being you can stil park for free behind Schiedam Centrum train station.
    Have a look at the map.
    Coming from the A13, you take exit Europoort westwards (the A13 ends here), and take exit 11 Schiedam (you pass exit 12 Spaanse polder first). You follow the curve and pass under the motorway A20, take first traffic lights to the left (Burgemeester van Haarenlaan).

    (Essentially you'll be driving a tight circle around the station)

    Then take first traffic lights to the right (the station is at your left).
    Follow the bend, turn right (you'll see the bus station and main station entrance on your right), follow the road bending to the right, you pass under the Burgemeester van Haarenlaan), there are two bumps in the road to slow down speed, after the 2nd bump, just after the tall office building on your right, turn right and onto the parking lot. It'll be quite full during a weekday but I've always been able to park.
    Enter train station (back entrance) and walk to the front to choose either train or metro.

    *b Note*b
    The parking is NOT where the P is on this map but a little bit above it. The parking is just below the Paralleweg which is just south of the A20 motorway. Follow driving directions above and you'll get there.

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    Take your own floaters

    by mafootje Written Jul 13, 2003
    alternative way to cross the schiedam Harbour

    Well what to do if the bridges are open, or crowded and your in a hurry ?

    Just throw your floaters in the water and lasso a rope to the other side and go over the water.

    Be sure to take some extra clothes for if you fall in to the water.


    Picture taken may 10, 2003

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    Canal cruises

    by ATLC Written Sep 30, 2002

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    PICTURE FROM WEBSITE

    A canal cruise in Schiedam brings you past all the highlights.
    € 5,50 per person (adult)

    Departure point:
    Molen De Nieuwe Palmboom
    Noordvest 34

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