Getting about

Amsterdam is a pretty easy city to navigate, especially if planning to remain within the city centre. Most places are reachable on foot or, for a quintessential Dutch experience, by bicycle (cycles can be rented from most hotels). Otherwise public transport is managed and run by GVB. Trams are ubiquitous in Amsterdam and are the fastest way to get from A to B. Amsterdam's metro system radiates from Central Station to the city's outlying districts.

Its four routes are often the fastest way to reach districts like Bijlmer, Amstelveen and Diemen. In the city area chip cards (OV-chipkaart) are used. There are disposable one-hour cards or also day-cards that can be valid from one to seven days and can be purchased from the bus/tram conductor out driver. There are also I amsterdam City Cards, entitling to free entrance to the city's top attractions, plus unlimited use of the GVB public transport system for 24, 48 or 72 hours. These have to be purchased before travelling to Amsterdam and the cards can be sent to your home address or collected on arrival in the city.