Amsterdam
The Netherlands, Europe

Good to know

From the Airport
Travel time and cost to get from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam

Train
15 minutes
€4,20 per ticket
Taxi
26 minutes
€25 - €45 per ride
Money
Currency and payment details

The currency used in the Netherlands is Euro ( € )

Payment by debit/credit card is wide spread and encouraged.

Currency Converter
Power outlet
Connecting to electricity outlets

In the Netherlands the power sockets are of type C and F (230V / 50Hz).

If you are coming from the United Kingdom an adapter is required.
Weather now
Weather conditions in this very moment
9°C
raining

Forecast: Today an early rain is expected with scattered clouds in the late afternooon. Stay dry and take an umbrella with you if you have plans in the city!


Getting around
How to travel within the city and beyond
€10 - €15
per day
Bicycle

Local preffered method of transport.

€7,5
per day
Public transport

Recommended if biking is not your style.

€3 - €6
per hour
Car

Difficult to move around and find parking.

Smartphone apps
Install these useful apps on your smartphone to get the most out of the city
GVB
Real time directions inside the city for bus, tram, metro, train, and ferry provided by the city primary public transport operator (GVB).
Reisplanner Xtra
Real time directions for trains provided by the Netherlands primary public train transport operator (NS).
9292
Real time directions country wide (Netherlands) for bus, tram, metro, train, and ferry.

Climate
4°C
avg.
Winter
Cold and dry
9°C
avg.
Spring
Fresh and wet
17°C
avg.
Summer
Warm and wet
11°C
avg.
Autumn
Warm and dry

Popular activities and events
Keukenhof
The most beautiful spring garden in the world.
€16 / ticket
Boat trip
The canals are a defining feature of Amsterdam and the Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) is a UNESCO as a world-acclaimed monument.
€15 / person
King's Day
King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) festivities invite locals and visitors alike to soak up Amsterdam's open-air fun.
Free
Rijksmuseum
King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) festivities invite locals and visitors alike to soak up Amsterdam's open-air fun.
€17,50 / ticket