PUBLIC TRANSPORT AMSTERDAM: tickets, fares 2022 - COVID update (2023)

Almost the entire public transport of Amsterdam is organized in the tariff system of the municipal transport company GVB “Gemeente Vervoer Bedrijf”.
That makes it easy for all passengers.

Whether single rides via e-purse, day ticket, or Amsterdam Travel Card, here you will find all relevant information. Here we present you the most important tickets for visitors.
So you can easily find the right ticket for your Amsterdam stay.

And with our advice regarding the actual ticket purchase, it won’t get too complicated at the ticketing machine.


Important information for the ticket purchase:

  • The transport company GVB wants to enforce cashless travel. That’s why you can’t buy tickets from the driver on buses and most tram/streetcar lines.
  • Many of the tickets are available online and can be purchased ahead of time. You will find more information below.

#1 Single rides with the OV chip card / “e-purse”

if you are in Amsterdam for a longer period of time but do not want to use the local transport very much

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A charger for the OV-chip card – credit card fees may apply (image : PPP, licence CC2.0)

This system of the OV / e-purse is not that simple, especially if you don’t visit the Netherlands often.

How does the OV card / e-purse work?

The OV card works like a prepaid cellphone card. You can load the card with a specific amount at a machine, which you then can use up.

For a single ride, you will pay a fixed base price plus a set amount per kilometer driven. Thus, you are paying for the distance traveled. The kilometers are measured every 50 meters exactly and billed accordingly. A classic single ride ticket that costs a certain amount regardless of distance (flat rate), does not exist. The OV chip card / e-purse can be used in trams, buses, as well as the Metro.

  • Each passenger 4 years and older is required to have a chip card.
  • The card must have a credit of at least 4 Euros before each ride to ensure enough funds to cover the fare.

E-purse – prices

A rechargeable and anonymous chip card, without the personalization through a passport-type picture, costs €7.50 (without adding a balance). There is a €2.50 service fee for the pay-out of any remaining balance.

Standard fare:
base price: €1.01 cent per ride plus 18 cents per kilometer travelled

Children (4-11 years) get a discounted fare:
base price: 67 cents per ride plus 12 cents per kilometer travelled

#2 GVB single day ticket or multi-day-ticket:
simple & affordable – ideal for visitors & tourists – optional airport express bus

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Affordable & convenient – the single-day-ticket with a validity of 1 – 7 days – purchase online ahead of time, avoid stress upon arrival

The single-day and multi-day-tickets of the municipal transport system are popular among Amsterdam visitors. They are easy to use and affordable.

What does this ticket offer?

  • You get unlimited rides on all GVB trams, city buses, and the Metro (day and night) throughout Amsterdam with this ticket and don’t have to keep an eye on your balance as you do with e-purse.
  • It is flexible in terms of time-frame. Tickets are available for a single day and for up to 7 days, from 24 to 168 hours. The clock starts ticking at the time of first use.
  • There is a day ticket, especially for children aged 4 to 11. The kids’ ticket is only valid for a single day. If necessary, multiple kids’ day tickets can be purchased.
  • You can purchase the ticket online before your trip (no surcharge – click here for English-language page).
  • You can also book the ticket including the “Airport Express Bus” (line 397). This express bus offers a quick and affordable connection between the international airport Schiphol and downtown, andit runs regularly.
  • This ticket is not valid for other regional bus companies, such as Connexxion or EBS, or on the train.

Our tip: an online purchase saves time and avoids stress later

You can purchase the ticket online before your trip via the English-language website of the authorised GVB ticket seller without having to pay a surcharge (click here).
That avoids stress later as you won’t have to deal with the tariff system and ticket machines after your long trip.

If you arrive from Schiphol Airport, you can also book this ticket including the Airport Express Bus (Line 397) round trip ticket.

Current pricing of the GVB single day and multi-day tickets

The prices are on the low end for a European metropolitan city. The longer the validity period, the lower the price per day.

Fares (as of 2022):

Children’s ticket (4-11 years) for 1 day / 24h: €4 – in the event of a longer stay, multiple tickets can be purchased.

Standard fare:

1 day / 24h: €8.50
2 days / 48h: €13.50
3 days / 72h: €20
4 days / 96h: €25.50
5 days / 120h: €29.50
6 days / 144h: €34
7 days / 168h: €37 (€5.29 per day)

with Airport Express Bus: + €11.75 per ticket

Airport Express Bus

PUBLIC TRANSPORT AMSTERDAM: tickets, fares 2022 - COVID update (3)Airport Express Bus: return trip: €11.75 – when purchasing the GVB single day ticket online, there is an option to book the Airport Express Bus as well.

This express bus (line 397) offers a quick and affordable connection between the international airport Schiphol and downtown, and it runs regularly.

You can book the Airport Express Bus ticket online individually or together with the GVB day / multiday ticket.

You can find more information about the Airport Express Bus 397 here

Where is the GVB day ticket valid?

The GVB day ticket is valid on the entire network of trams, metro and GVB buses.

Map / city map Amsterdam – GVB day pass coverage

If your destination or accommodation is outside the validity area, you might be interested in the Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket (see below). This ticket is valid for the entire region around Amsterdam.

# 3 Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket: Trips around Amsterdam + airport transfer included

PUBLIC TRANSPORT AMSTERDAM: tickets, fares 2022 - COVID update (4) If you want to make excursions e.g. to the coast (Amsterdam Beach, Haarlem, Zaandvoor, or Bloemendaal) or to the tulip paradise Keukenhof, then the “Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket” is interesting. This ticket is an extension of the GVB Day Ticket (see above).

The Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket entitles you to:

  • Unlimited use of all GVB streetcars, city buses, metros (day and night) and ferries. This allows you to travel in the Amsterdam city area, just like with the GVB Day Ticket (see above).
  • In addition, you can also use the buses of the Connexxion and EBS companies. These bus companies serve destinations outside the Amsterdam city area. Here, the GVB day ticket (above) is not valid. This also includes the Airport Express Bus 397 (shuttle bus to the airport).
  • Train rides in the Amsterdam region with the national railroad company NS are included.

You can buy this ticket before your trip via the GVB authorized ticket portal (click here). This saves time and stress during your Amsterdam stay.

Current prices for the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket (2022)

With the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket you can travel in a much larger region than with the GVB day ticket. Therefore, the price is also higher.

Current prices for the “Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket”
validity period 1 day: €19.50
validity period 2 days: €28
validity period 3 days: €36.50

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The validity period is regulated differently from the GVB Day Ticket. The “Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket” is valid from the first check-in until 04.00 a.m. after the last valid day (depending on whether you have the 1, 2 or 3 day version). The day starts at midnight.

Example: If you use a 2-day ticket for the first time from midnight on Wednesday, then your ticket will be valid until 04:00 on Friday morning.

Where is the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket valid?

Here you can find a map with the area of validity of the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket.

#4 Amsterdam Travel Ticket (ATT)

Single day ticket + transfer via train to Schiphol airport

The „Amsterdam Travel Ticket“ – single-day-ticket for public transport + airport transfer – online booking saves time and avoids stress upon arrival

The Amsterdam Travel Ticket (ATT) is an extension of the GVB single day or multi-day-ticket described above. It can be considered an extension because with this ticket you will also have the option of utilizing the following unlimited times for your transfer from and to Schiphol airport:

  • Unlimited 2nd class rail travel between train station “Schiphol Amsterdam” Airport and any train station in Amsterdam (Amstel, Bijlmer Arena, Amsterdam Centraal Station, Holendrecht, Lelylaan, Muiderpoort, RAI, Sciencepark, Sloterdijk, Zuid and Duivendrecht)
  • The Amsterdam Airport Express (bus 397) operated by Connexxion and the Niteliner (bus N97).

This ticket also allows you unlimited rides on all GVB-trams, (night-) buses, Metro, and ferries in all of Amsterdam, of course.
However, its validity is regulated differently. The “Amsterdam Travel Ticket” is valid from the first check-in until 4 AM following the last valid day (depending on if you booked the 1, 2, or 3-day option). The day starts at midnight.
For example: if you start using a 2-day ticket at midnight on Wednesday, then it will be valid until 4 AM on Friday.

Please note: this ticket is not valid on buses that are operated by other transport companies such as EBS and Arriva or any bus other than the Amsterdam Express (bus 397) and the Niteliner (bus N97) operated by Connexxion.

Our tip: buy online and save time and stress abroad

You can purchase the “Amsterdam Travel Ticket” via this English-language website

This avoids stress upon arrival. This way you won’t have to deal with ticketing machines after your flight.

Current pricing for the “Amsterdam Travel Ticket”

Fares are higher than a basic single day ticket since it already includes your airport transfer. A round trip from the airport to the city centre with the Airport Express Bus 397 currently costs EUR 11.25. When you take this into consideration, the “Amsterdam Travel Ticket” is affordable.

Current fares for the “Amsterdam Travel Ticket”

Validity 1 day: 17 Euro
Validity 2 days: 22.50 Euro
Validity 3 days: 28 Euro

Tickets with a longer validity period are not currently being offered.

Overview: Transfer Schiphol Airport ↔ Amsterdam city centre – all transport options (bus, train, taxi,…) incl. journey times and current prices.

#5 “I Amsterdam” card:
Single-day ticket + discount card for sightseeing

Public transportation single-day ticket + free-of-charge / reduced admission to attractions

The “I Amsterdam” card is the official sightseeing pass for the city of Amsterdam. It aims to assist visitors with the hotchpotch of public transportation tariffs and admission tickets. The name is derived from the English word play “I am Amsterdam”.
If you are planning on also visiting attractions and seeing the famous sights of the city, then the “I Amsterdam” card could be of interest to you. It is a combination of single-day-tickets for public transport plus discounted admission to tourist sights.

The “I Amsterdam” card is a combination ticket and offers the following benefits:

“I Amsterdam” – just one ticket for public transport + free admission to attractions

1 Free and unlimited use of the public transportation system operated by the GVB. This includes the Metro, city buses, as well as the trams. Ferries are generally free of charge.

2 Free and unlimited use of the public transportation system operated by the GVB. This includes the Metro, city buses, as well as the trams. Ferries are generally free of charge.

3 25% off the regular ticket price for many events (opera, ballet…), attractions, bike rental, and at participating restaurants

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Tip: buy the “I Amsterdam” card, GVB single-day-ticket or admission online and without being charged a surcharge

Insider tip: you can purchase the “I Amsterdam” card via this English-language website before your trip. That avoids stress later and possibly even credit card fees that you may incur if you pay after arrival.

Pricing for the “I Amsterdam” card (as of 2022)

1 day – 24 hours: €65
2 days – 48 hours: €90(€45 per day)
3 days – 72 hours: €110 (€37 per day)
4 days – 96 hours: €125 (€31 per day)
5 days – 120 hours: €135 (€27 per day)

#6 Group tickets for travel groups or school trips

PUBLIC TRANSPORT AMSTERDAM: tickets, fares 2022 - COVID update (7)A group ticket for travel groups or school trips etc. is no longer available. Many travel groups take advantage of the GVB single-day-ticket (see here). It is uncomplicated since public transportation can be used cheaply and unlimited times. Each group member gets his own card and can take individual trips.

Additionally, these tickets are available for online purchase and without a surcharge via this English-language website. You will not have to handle a large sum of money at a ticket machine locally while your group is waiting impatiently. You will receive a receipt for your online purchase, which simplifies accounting for a travel group significantly.

#7 GVB 1 hour ticket

With the GVB 1 hour ticket, you can use all GVB lines within one hour. The ticket is unfortunately not available online.
Current price 2022: €3.20 for adults

Corona / Covid-19 Update

PUBLIC TRANSPORT AMSTERDAM: tickets, fares 2022 - COVID update (8)The worldwide corona pandemic has of course also affected Amsterdam travel.

Local traffic in Amsterdam: Since March 23, 2022, masks have no longer been compulsory in Amsterdam’s local transport system. Of course, you can decide for yourself whether you still want to wear a mask.

Museums / Sightseeing in Amsterdam:
Since 02/25/2022, a digital COVID certificate (EU DCC) is no longer required for entry into most museums. The mask requirement is also lifted. The museums welcome it if you continue to wear a mask. This makes other visitors feel safer.

Important attractions such as the Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum are open again as normal.

In order to control the number of visitors, only online tickets with a fixed date and time are usually offered.

Here is a page in English, which gives a good overview and a possibility to buy tickets online

Regulations and the situation in Amsterdam can change quickly.

Please always consider information from official sources, e.g. the current country-specific travel advice of your foreign ministry. The decision about the start of a journey and the behaviour on site is your sole responsibility.
Do not use information from this travel guide as a basis for health-related decisions. Always consult a doctor if you have any health-related questions.

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    Wai Leng Chong says:

    24. March 2019 at 9:32


    I am travelling alone and will be staying 3 nights in Amsterdam. Reach airport about 1.30pm on day 1 and plan to walk around the City area. I am staying near Oosterpark area.
    On day 2, plan to visit Keukenhof graden and day 3, Zaanse Schans.
    Leave for airport on day 4 at 11am.

    Would appreciate your advice whether it’s worth to buy the “AMSTERDAM TRAVEL TICKET”.


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    John Kelly says:

    25. September 2019 at 13:30

    Dear sir, we are arriving in Schiphol Airport on 2 Oct about 19:20. We will be leaving on 8 Oct approx 10:00. If I purchase a 7 day ticket will that be suitable for travel to & from Amsterdam and the airport, also travel each day in between ?
    John Kelly


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    Dr P. C. Sunil says:

    2. October 2019 at 7:14

    I was a tourist in Amsterdam and lived in the DAM square area from 28th September 2019 to 1st October 2019. I request you to please issue a 12 hour ticket for 4.0 Euro. The 24 hour ticket which I bought for 8 Euro becomes a bit redundant since trams are not there in the late hours up to early morning. We usually party till about 2 am and then the walk back from Bull Dog Palace at Leidseplein Square to Dam Square becomes arduous and dangerous since we are not in our senses. I used line 2, 14, 24 and 26 extensively during our stay there.


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How much is metro ticket in Amsterdam? ›

Book GVB 1-7 day tickets online here and pick-up in Amsterdam. 2. GVB 1 hour ticket – €3.20, valid only on GVB trams/metro/buses, NOT on trains. A Bus Tram Metro (BTM) ticket is €6.50 and is valid 90 minutes on GVB plus Connexxion/EBS buses.

Is public transportation free in Amsterdam? ›

Amsterdam public transportation tickets can be used on any kind of public transports for given time duration. A simple ticket is called a 'one hour ticket', costs €3,20 and can be used for an hour as long as you don't forget to check in and out, no matter the length of your journey within an hour.

Is public transport expensive in Amsterdam? ›

You can buy tickets as you board any bus, most trams or from the machines at any metro station. These are however rather expensive, a single journey (actually you can travel for an hour with this ticket) in Amsterdam will cost €2.90 compared to around €1.20 if you pay by OV Chipkaart.

Can you pay cash on bus in Amsterdam? ›

The Amsterdam public transit system is operated by a company named GVB, and they currently offer the same ticket pricing across all of their services. Buses and trams don't accept cash, so it'll be very useful to get a ticket you can use across each form of public transport.

How do you buy tickets for the metro in Amsterdam? ›

The most convenient option for visitors is a disposable one-hour card or day card (valid for one to seven days). One-hour tickets can be bought from the conductor or driver on the tram or bus. Day tickets can be bought on the tram or purchased in advance. Day cards can not be bought from the driver on the bus.

Should I bring cash to Amsterdam? ›

Money and currency

Credit cards are widely accepted too, though in some small shops or hotels, there might an extra charge (2-6%) if you pay by a credit card, passport may be required. Generally, the most preferred payment method is Euro cash with the banknotes up to 50 Euro bill.

What is the cheapest way to travel around Amsterdam? ›

OV chip card: The Amsterdam Travel Card

The cheapest way to travel around Amsterdam is walking but if you need to get somewhere fast, the use of an OV chip card is the answer. Being used on trams, buses and metros, the OV chip card (OV-chipkaart) is the easiest way to pay for all your travel about town.

Do you tip in Amsterdam? ›

'. This one is pretty simple to answer – the Dutch do not have a tipping culture as strongly-ingrained as much of the English-speaking world. In a bar, restaurant, or private boat tour in Amsterdam, provided the service was good, a tip of around 10% is appreciated but not automatically expected.

How do you pay for buses in Holland? ›

The most common way to travel by public transport is with an OV chipcard. An OV chipcard can be bought at stations or tobacco shops. In trams and buses, you can buy a day ticket or disposable chipcard. Please note: you cannot pay cash in many buses and trams.

Can I buy ticket in the bus Netherlands? ›

If you are travelling by bus, you can purchase a one-way ticket from the bus driver. If you are travelling by train, you can easily purchase a single-use OV-chipkaart for your journey from the ticket machine at the station. The fare will depend on your destination.

How much is a day ticket in the Netherlands? ›

This includes the cities of Rotterdam, The Hague, Leiden and Delft. For a fixed price of €14,50 the Tourist Day Ticket provides you access to the excellent Dutch public transport system in South Holland from your first check-in until the end of that day's timetable.

Is it better to use cash or card in Amsterdam? ›

Credit cards are widely accepted too, though in some small shops or hotels, there might an extra charge (2-6%) if you pay by a credit card, passport may be required. Generally, the most preferred payment method is Euro cash with the banknotes up to 50 Euro bill.

How much is day travel card in Amsterdam? ›

Three versions of the Amsterdam Travel Ticket are available: 1, 2 or 3-day. The price for the 1-day ticket is 17 euros, the 2-day ticket costs 22,50 euros and the 3-day ticket is 28 euros. That amount buys you a huge amount of ease and comfort and most likely saves you money compared to individual transport tickets.

How much does it cost from Amsterdam airport to city Centre? ›

Taxi fare from Amsterdam airport to city centre

A taxi from Amsterdam airport to city centre will charge you a flat fee of 39€. Online reservations can cost up to 55€. However, extra charges may apply, usually from luggage, late-night driving, and traveling on public holidays.

Can I pay with credit card in the bus in the Netherlands? ›

Of course, the public transport chip card is the easiest way to travel by tram, day bus, and night bus. If you don't have such a card, you can always obtain a ticket in the tram or bus and pay using a credit card or PIN payment card. Payment can be made using your PIN code or contactless.

Can I use my debit card in Amsterdam? ›

Card payments are the norm and as a major global leader in banking, financial services are widely available. In Amsterdam, expect to find many shops, restaurants and cafes that will not accept cash at all. ATMs are everywhere, and most payments are made with chip and PIN technology or contactless touch-and-go cards.

Should I bring cash to Netherlands? ›

You should be able to use your credit or debit cards anywhere in the Netherlands, but having some cash on hand can help just in case.

How do I buy a ticket for the subway? ›

Buying or refilling a MetroCard
  1. At a MetroCard machine in a subway station. These machines are in most subway stations. ...
  2. At a station booth. Note: Most station booths are not making transactions because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...
  3. Through your employer. ...
  4. At mobile sales buses and vans. ...
  5. At a local retailer. ...
  6. Ordering in bulk.

Where can I buy GVB ticket Amsterdam? ›

Where to buy tickets? The 1-hour ticket and 24-hour ticket are available in the tram and bus, or from Ticket Vending Machines  at all metro stations. All other travel cards - like multi-day tickets, the child ticket, and OV-chipkaart - can only be purchased at: GVB Service Points

How would you buy a ticket at the subway station? ›

OMNY, our contactless fare payment system, is available at every subway station. Tap your contactless credit or debit card or smart device at the OMNY reader on the turnstile. It doesn't matter which way the card or device is facing. When the reader shows GO, proceed through the turnstile.

How much money should you take to Amsterdam for 3 days? ›

You should plan to spend around €138 ($137) per day on your vacation in Amsterdam, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €35 ($35) on meals for one day and €16 ($16) on local transportation.

How much is $1 worth in Amsterdam? ›

1 US Dollar = 4817.948 AmsterdamCoin (AMS)

What is the cheapest month to go to Amsterdam? ›

Generally, the cheapest time to visit Amsterdam is in the winter – usually between November and March. It's important to bear in mind that it can get quite cold in Amsterdam at this time of year. Most holidaymakers want to travel when the weather is at its warmest and this means summer for Amsterdam.

How can I save money in Amsterdam? ›

The little expenses can really add up, though, so keep your budget in check with a few tips to save money and spend wisely in Amsterdam.
  1. Go beyond the city centre.
  2. Opt for a high-end hostel or budget hotel.
  3. See the musts for less money in less time.
  4. Check out the wallet-friendly eateries.
  5. Spend an evening outdoors.

Is Uber cheaper than a taxi in Amsterdam? ›

Taxi fares are typically more expensive than Uber in Amsterdam. Taxis in the Netherlands are considered costly, and Amsterdam's taxi fares are among the highest in Europe. Uber is known for being cheaper.

What should I be careful of in Amsterdam? ›

Things to avoid in Amsterdam
  • Accommodation booking scams. ...
  • Taking a car into the center of Amsterdam. ...
  • Tram, bus or train riding without a valid ticket. ...
  • Avoid walking along the bicycle lanes. ...
  • Do not smoke in trains and train stations. ...
  • Avoid using cannabis in public. ...
  • No pictures of the Red Light District's windows.

Can we drink tap water in Amsterdam? ›

Clean water contributes to a healthy life. In the Netherlands, tap water is so clean and of such high quality that you can actually drink it straight from the tap without worrying about quality or safety. Clean water contributes to a healthy life.

Can you pay for bus with cash in Netherlands? ›

Buses in the Netherlands are cashless. You can still buy a ticket with the driver, but you can't pay cash anymore. Buses accept both debit and credit cards.

Can you pay with cash on Dutch buses? ›

If you're travelling by bus, you can buy paper tickets from the driver in cash or with debit card.

Can I use my debit card in Holland? ›

Cards are accepted in most places

Major credit cards and debit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted in the Netherlands at restaurants, hotels, and tourist destinations. Although some small shops may charge a fee of anywhere from 2-6% if you use them.

How do I buy bus tickets in Holland online? ›

Download the Tranzer app, order an online ticket and get on the bus. We work with the Tranzer app. With Tranzer it is possible to buy tickets for bus and train online throughout the Netherlands with your mobile phone.

Can you use OV-chipkaart on buses? ›

With an OV-chipkaart, you can travel by train, bus, tram en metro. Your card is active immediately, and if you have enough balance on your card, you can travel 2nd class with NS right away. You can top up your card balance at any NS Ticket Machine.

Is public transport free in Netherlands? ›

Although Dutch students can travel for free, unfortunately, there are no discounts available for international students. That said, if you use public transport often, you can usually buy a season ticket or subscription to make your journey cheaper.

What is a day ticket? ›

a ticket that is valid for one day.

How much is the train from Schiphol to Amsterdam Central? ›


The Dutch National Rail (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) offers trains from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Central Station in an average of 14-17 minutes. This option will cost about €5.50 per person with a €1 surcharge for disposable tickets.

What is Dutch ticket? ›

ticket. kaartje noun. card, note, coupon. biljet noun.

Do you need cash in Amsterdam 2022? ›

So, do you need cash in Amsterdam? While it's not essential, it's always good to have some on hand just in case. In the Netherlands, you can both cash and use a credit card.

Should I take Euros to Amsterdam? ›

As in most European countries, the currency of the Netherlands is the Euro (symbolised as EUR or €). Other currencies are normally not accepted, so be sure to change dollars, etc. at one of the currency exchange offices located throughout the city.

Can I use cash in Amsterdam 2022? ›

Cash is still the most widely accepted means of payment.

Is it cheaper to buy a Travelcard or use contactless? ›

As a general rule a Travelcard is more expensive than an Oyster card or Contactless payment card. The exception is if you make 3 or more journeys for 6 days or more within a 7 day period. In this case a 7 day Travelcard works out cheaper than an Oyster or Contactless payment card.

How much does an I Amsterdam card cost? ›

The “I Amsterdam” card includes the free and unlimited use of public transportation. This is comparable to the single-day ticket offered by the GVB, which is currently priced at €20 for a 72-hour time-frame (as of 2022). The “I Amsterdam” card with a validity of 72h (3 days) costs €110.

Is there a 3 day travel card? ›

Re: 3-day Travelcard? 3 day travelcards no longer exist. If it's only you travelling and you have an Oyster card just load some PAYG on it (pay as you go).

Can I buy train tickets at Amsterdam airport? ›

You can buy train tickets for the journey from the airport into the city center online in advance. Alternatively you are able to buy tickets for a one-way ride at the airport train station. The ticket machines at the airport are yellow in color and you can pay by credit card or with Euros.

How much does a cup of coffee cost in Amsterdam? ›

Amsterdam Food and drink prices
Food TypeDescriptionPrice(USD)
.5 liter beerLocals always order in .25L size and those are half the price. Happy hour deals can be found for less if you look around.3.92 - 6.37
Coffee (cup)Coffee, espresso, cappucino in a "coffee shop" or a cafe1.96 - 2.75
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How much is a 3 day travel pass in Amsterdam? ›

Three versions of the Amsterdam Travel Ticket are available: 1, 2 or 3-day. The price for the 1-day ticket is 17 euros, the 2-day ticket costs 22,50 euros and the 3-day ticket is 28 euros.

How much cash do you need in Amsterdam? ›

How much money will you need for your trip to Amsterdam? You should plan to spend around €138 ($134) per day on your vacation in Amsterdam, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Should I tip waiters in Amsterdam? ›

'. This one is pretty simple to answer – the Dutch do not have a tipping culture as strongly-ingrained as much of the English-speaking world. In a bar, restaurant, or private boat tour in Amsterdam, provided the service was good, a tip of around 10% is appreciated but not automatically expected.

Can you pay cash on Amsterdam trams? ›

All of GVB public transport is cashless. You can only buy a ticket in the tram, day bus, night bus, or on the North Sea channel ferries with a bank or credit card.

How much is Zone 2 and 3 travel card? ›

Zone 2–3,4,5 or 6 Travelcards 2022
Transport ZonesWeeklyMonthly
Zones 2–3£28.80110.60
Zones 2–4£31.90£122.50
Zones 2–5£38.20£146.70
Zones 2–6£48.10£184.80
1 Mar 2022

Is the Amsterdam city Pass worth it? ›

Honestly, if you want to limit yourself to a few select attractions while in Amsterdam, the I amsterdam card is probably not a good value. If you are a fast paced sightseer though and want to see as much of Amsterdam's museums/attractions as possible, this card is really worth considering.

Can I buy an I Amsterdam city Card at the airport? ›

Yes, you can buy the City Card directly upon arrival in Amsterdam at our I Amsterdam Store at Amsterdam Centraal Station. Please check its opening hours here.

Which card is best for Amsterdam? ›

I Amsterdam Card is the most comprehensive all-in-one pass for Amsterdam. Therefore, I think it provides the best value for first-time visitors as they most likely wish to hit up the most popular Amsterdam museums» and attractions. This card offers free admissions and discounts to 70+ museums and top attractions.

Can I use my contactless card in Amsterdam? ›

In Amsterdam, expect to find many shops, restaurants and cafes that will not accept cash at all. Cash machines are everywhere, and most payments are made with chip and PIN, or contactless technology. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, while American Express is less popular.


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