Map &

Been here?
Rate it

Top Tours

Amsterdam Canals Cruise Including Dinner and Onboard Commentary
From EUR79.00
Amsterdam Walking Tour Including Dutch Snacks and Optional Canal Cruise
From EUR20.00
Amsterdam City Center Private Historical Walking Tour
From EUR105.00

Train Tips (33)

If you are staying outside...

If you are staying outside Amsterdam, the best way to get to Amsterdam is by means of train, as they have a very efficient train services. The train ticket is not very expensive. Besides, it is hard to find a parking space in Amsterdam and it is very costly to park in this city, too unless you are not planning to hang around the area for too long.

Xinta's Profile Photo
Aug 26, 2002

Fly in if you are coming from...

Fly in if you are coming from outside mainland Europe or the UK. Flights are dirt cheap from the UK but don't use EasyJet (See my Europe page for why!) Alternativly, Stenaline run a train and ferry service from London to Amsterdam for just £49 return. A friend and his girlfriend are coming over from Cheltenham for just £99 return to Amsterdam for them both, but that is with a local coach company. If you are travelling from local mainland Europe (Germany, France, Benelux), the train is probably your best bet (Centraal Station shown).
You can hire bikes (MacBike: Marnixstraat 220
(020) 626 69 64 / Mr. Visserplein 2
(020) 620 09 85) or bring your own on the train. Walking is also good as the centre is not too big. If you need to travel medium to long distance around Amsterdam then trams are the best option. You can generally rely on public transport in The Netherlands.

joecooper's Profile Photo
Aug 25, 2002

Trains are the best way to get...

Trains are the best way to get in and out of Amsterdam if coming from nearby European countries.
Buy a strippen kaart, which is a pass for the trams that go throughout town--you can easily get 10-12 rides out of this for a fraction of the cost of paying each time--they are available at the train station. Biking and walking are also good ways of getting around.

CWebb's Profile Photo
Aug 24, 2002

The yellow way

If you dont come by car to Amsterdam then is the train a good way. There are serveral stations in Amsterdam where you can get out, so make sure where you wanna go.
The website will help you !

Umfufu's Profile Photo
Apr 04, 2011
Sponsored Listings

Hotels Near Amsterdam

Singel 458, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1017 AW, The Netherlands
Show Prices
Singel 462, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1017 AW, The Netherlands
Show Prices
Spuistraat 288-292, Amsterdam, 1012 VX, The Netherlands
Show Prices
Singel 416, 1016 AK, 1016 AK
Show Prices
Rokin 104, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1012 KZ, The Netherlands
Show Prices
Rokin 154-156, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1012 LE, The Netherlands
Show Prices

NS trains

to plan ur trip or to find other info about traveling in Holland see the url.
Trains are comfortable but not always on time, prices are a bit expnsive i think.

catnl's Profile Photo
Apr 04, 2011

Take train to nearby cities

Dutch trains a treat to travel.. punctual, clean and easy to travel. So if you are to travel to say Eindhowen or Rotterdam etc etc.. take one of the double decker trains ..

vickss's Profile Photo
Oct 03, 2009

Train information

London based web page, but a lot of good general info about train travelling in different countries.

queenofoceans79's Profile Photo
Oct 13, 2004

Me At The Train Station....

...Looking forward to move to our next destination (with our luggages).....Namur.

We arrived in Amsterdam from Antwerp, Belgium.

coceng's Profile Photo
Jul 24, 2003

Top 5 Amsterdam Writers

pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo


View Member
jo104's Profile Photo


"God made the Dutch, but the Dutch made Holland"
View Member


"Amsterdam - I love it!"
View Member
ATLC's Profile Photo


"Amsterdam, is it real?"
View Member
Pavlik_NL's Profile Photo


"Amsterdam, where the Dutch money is spend"
View Member


the rail network in holland is supposed to be among the densest you can find, so it reaches pretty much everywhere in the country...

husain's Profile Photo
Nov 29, 2002

Things To Do Near Amsterdam

Things to Do

De Krijtberg

Officially dedicated to St Francis Xavier, De Krijtberg is another Catholic church in Amsterdam. The actual elegant Neogothic edifice was constructed in 1883 by the architect Alfred Tepe. The church's...
View More
Things to Do

Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt

New Year's is certainly not the season to visit a flower market, so Bloemenmarkt was not super exciting when I was there in late December 2014. There were definitely flowers being sold along with...
View More
Things to Do

Begijnhof - The Wooden House

The Begijnhof - Beguinage in Amsterdam is certainly a pleasant and quiet part of the old city but as a beguinage I felt surprised by the architectural heterogeneity of this ensemble! Maybe I am too...
View More
Things to Do

Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam. The museum is housed in a nice classical building formerly from the Nederlandsche Bank. Allard Pierson was a...
View More
Things to Do

Bijbels Museum

Biblical Museum. Located on Herengracht in a group of stately mansions called the Cromhouthuizen. I was impressed by their collection of Bibles, and the model of the Temple Mount. "Archaeological...
View More
Things to Do


If you're into shopping, you might want to check out this street. There are plenty of shops here selling so many things for men and women. The only traffic here are tourists! Lots of them. In fact,...
View More

Getting to Amsterdam


We don't yet have an address for this Transportation. Help us improve our info!


We don't yet have hours for this Transportation. Help us improve our info!