Traveling within Amsterdam by public transportation is convenient. The GVB system includes connections via train, tram, metro, bus, and ferry. Unlimited use of public transportation is possible with the OV-chipkaart (chip card). OV-chipkaart is valid for specific time periods. You must check in and out for each ride. A 24-hour pass is available for €7.50, or you can travel for up to 7 days at a price of €34.
Amsterdam is a walkable city, with most attractions in the city center. Amsterdam’s ferries, available 24 hours a day, can transport you along the Amstel river with departures from Central Station.
Street parking in Amsterdam is difficult, and if you do find it, it’s quite expensive. The rate is €5/hour in the city center. There are commercial garages as well as Park+Ride parking lots in the A10 ring, from which you can continue your journey via public transportation. Use the online reservation system.
Tourists are advised not to drive through the city center due to the narrow streets, construction, cyclists, and pedestrians.
Amsterdam by bike is unique and is quite an experience. There are dedicated bicycle paths through the city and bicycle rental companies offering bike rentals for €12 per day.
Taxis are available at the busiest hubs, including Leidseplein, Dam Square, and Central Station. Hailing a taxi can be difficult, but you can make a reservation. A taxi costs about €2.50 per kilometer.
Although driving in Amsterdam is not advisable, Amsterdam car rental services are available at Schiphol Airport and in the city center. All major car rental companies are available, including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National, and Alamo.
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