How to Get Around Amsterdam

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If you want to experience Amsterdam from the inside out, consider investing in a GVB public transport card which provides unlimited use of trams, buses, ferries and trains for 24 or 72 hours. This way, you can hop on and off at your leisure – saving you money in the long run!

Trams are your ideal option if you need quick and effortless transport around town. Thankfully, they connect to metro stations at various stops so that longer journeys can easily switch over to this mode of transport.

If you’re looking for a more leisurely approach, renting a bicycle is an option. The Dutch love their bicycles and they provide great transportation around town without relying on public transport. Be sure to explore all types of bikes available and make sure your bike has a secure lock before leaving it on any designated cycle track!

Jordaan is a working class area filled with antique shops, art galleries and courtyard gardens. It also houses many famous museums and is an ideal destination to shop for souvenirs or enjoy some local cuisine.

Oostelijke Eilanden is a stunning location to admire some stunning windmills. Situated 2.3 kilometres southeast of Stationplein, you can reach it via line 22 bus from Muiderpoortstation.

Van Gogh Museum, renowned for exhibiting the works of 19th century master Vincent Van Gogh, is located 3 kilometres south of Stationplein and can be reached either by taking Tram 12 to Leidseplein square or getting down at Vijzelgracht and disembarking at Van Baerlestraat. From here it’s only 750 meters on foot to reach the museum.