Uithoorn – a serene haven where nature, wildlife and history comes together

Uithoorn – a serene haven where nature, wildlife and history comes together

Located to the south of the Dutch capital is a little town called Uithoorn, home to an extensive nature reserve and a haven for wildlife. With simple and beautiful cafes and shops, the area boasts serene landscapes, ideal for walks and picnics. Uithoorn is best known for its historic fort along with its unusual city flag.

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UITHOORN | Amsterdam

About Uithoorn

Uithoorn city flag and coat of arms

Uithoorn city flag
Uithoorn city flag: Wikimedia
Uithoorn coat of arms | Amsterdam
Uithoorn Coat of Arms: Wikimedia

Uithoorn’s city flag and its coat of arms, both of which feature a figure emerging from a golden horn. The town’s name literally means ‘from the horn.

The name De Uithoorn originated from the Middle Ages and it referred to the area or location of the lower courts of St John. The village formed around the courthouse.

Defence Line of Amsterdam

Fast-forward to 1880s, a series of fortifications were built encircling Amsterdam as part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam, also known as Stelling van Amsterdam in Dutch.

The Defence Line of Amsterdam is a 135 km (84 miles) of fortifications consisting of 42 forts. These were built between 1880 and 1920, primarily as a defensive waterline, where it can be easily flooded in times of war. With the invention of air and land defences (tank) the fortifications were obsolete from the time it was built. The Defence Line of Amsterdam is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, (1996) where the public can visit.

Development of Uithoorn

In addition to the Defence Line, a railway was built in 1915. Uithoorn developed very quickly after the Second World War with new neighbourhoods, lakes, ports and shopping centres.

What to expect on a visit to Uithoorn:

Uithoorn is an easy day-trip from Amsterdam and can typically take most of a morning and lunch, perhaps in one of the quaint eateries or a picnic in its beautiful parks. As a guide, here are three highlights of Uithoorn for you to explore:

1 | An abundance of nature and wildlife

Nature reserve. Uithoorn.Amsterdam

Uithoorn is host to 60-hectare nature reserve that surrounds a lake called the Zijdelmeer. The beautiful landscape is made up of grasslands, hay islands and swampy forest. The area offers fantastic spots for walks, and home to a diverse wildlife. There are great spots for picnics as well.

2 | Garden of Bram de Groote

When visiting Uithoorn, look out for the Garden of Bram de Groote. The entry point is along the Boterdijk. This beautiful garden is maintained by a group of volunteers and entry is free. However, note that it is only open to the public during the warmer months of April to September, on the first Sunday of the month.

3 | Fort on the Drecht

Fort on the Drecht, | Uithoorn | Amsterdam
Fort on the Drecht, Uithoorn

Make time to visit Fort on the Drecht, an incredible piece of history. This Fort was built in 1911 as part of a wider defence network built (Defence Line of Amsterdam – mentioned above) around the town from 1880 to 1920. Fort on the Drecht has now been fully restored and is host to a multitude of galleries, studios and exhibitions. It also houses an array of shops and eateries. This marvellous historic place also sometimes, has various cultural activities, glass blowing and wine tasting.

Address: Grevelingen 50, 1423 DN   Uithoorn

How to get to Uithoorn, Netherlands

Uithoorn is conveniently located within a short distance of Amsterdam city. Take bus #170 from Amsterdam Centraal station towards Amstelveen. This bus stops at Uithoorn main bus station, whereupon you disembark and explore the great outdoors and the charming historic fort.

If you plan to explore the surrounding areas of Amsterdam, it is worth looking into purchasing the Amsterdam City and Regional Public Transport Travel Pass for the days you intend to explore the outskirts. The Amsterdam City and Regional Public Transport Travel Pass offer unlimited travel on buses, trams, trains and metros in Amsterdam and surrounds – just hop-on and hop-off without a worry or taking your wallet out for each ride.

Practical information when visiting Uithoorn from Amsterdam

Travelling to Amsterdam by Air

If you are planning a trip to Amsterdam by air, then you may want to look up EasyJet, Jet2 and On the Beach for best on budget air travel. For long-haul travel with comfort, Opodo offers a great selection and is one of the best – look them up by clicking the link below.

2 | Travelling to Amsterdam by Rail

Eurail is a global provider of train tickets and partners with European rail networks to bring you the best in train travels. You can select the best to suit your itinerary by clicking the link below. Book well in advance to secure best value tickets.

You could also try Trainline for best offers on UK and European rail fares.

3 | Upon arrival

If you are travelling by air, you would arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). There are several ways to reach Amsterdam central either by private transfer or public transport. Amsterdam boasts a comprehensive train network and you could reach Amsterdam Centraal in 15 minutes or if you take the bus/shuttle, you will reach Amsterdam city in 35-40 minutes.

Travelling by train means that you shall be arriving at Amsterdam Centraal Station and from here it is easy to hop onto a taxi or tram to get to your accommodation.

4 | Places to stay in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a multitude of places for unique experiences and beautiful places to stay for timeless memories. Take a look at this carefully selected hotels and book a stay ahead of time to lock-in the low price.

5 | Things to do in Amsterdam

Whether you are visiting Amsterdam for a weekend or for longer stay, there a great many things to do in Amsterdam, both the popular touristy activities and off-the-beaten-path. Take a look at what you could do in 48 hours and the Unmissable 28 best things to do in Amsterdam.

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8 | Travel Insurance

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Finally…

Uithoorn is a hidden gem – a beautiful landscape and picturesque spots where you can experience the serenity of nature, wildlife and a little history of an unspoilt town.

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Have a splendid time exploring Uithoorn while discovering Amsterdam and surrounds.

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Quick facts on Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam on world map
52° 22′ 40.6416” N and 4° 53′ 49.4520” E

City: Capital of Netherlands

Population: 1,149,000

Mayor: Femke Halsema (since 2018)

Zone: Central European Time Zone | Central European Summer Time

Elevation: -2m (-7ft) – Dam Square

Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

Train Station: Amsterdam Centraal Station

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Return Trip Ticket on Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397

Return Trip Ticket on Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397

Whilst we work hard to be accurate, and provide the best information possible, we also encourage you to please always check before heading out.

One of the three ways to get to Amsterdam city from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to take the Express Bus 397. The Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397 is operated by Connexion/R-Net, providing eight services hourly. The bus depart from Bus stop B15-B17 with several stops including Olympic Stadium, Museumplein and Leidseplein. The route terminates at Amsterdam Elandsgracht station. The journey time is estimated to be 35 to 40 minutes, depending on traffic.

A single-trip costs: € 6.50. However, if you buy the money saver return ticket, it costs you just € 11.75 per person (prices correct at time of writing, May 2021)

It is worth noting that the Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397 does not go to Amsterdam Centraal.

Pro-tip: Taking the Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397 is particularly useful if you are staying around Leidseplein or the Museum Quarter area.

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If you are planning to take the Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397 to reach your destination in Amsterdam, buy the money saver ticket offered by our trusted partner, Get Your Guide. You must pre-order this ticket and collect upon arrival at Schiphol Airport from the designated collection point.


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The Amsterdam Airport Express, bus line 397, takes you 24/7 from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport directly to Amsterdam city center with stops at Museumplein, Rijksmuseum and Leidseplein.


Full Description

The Amsterdam Airport Express provides a quick and easy transfer from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to the city center of Amsterdam.

Departing every 8 minutes from bus platform B17.

Sit back and relax during the trip while you charge your smartphone, use the free WiFi and check your bus stop on one of the screens.

This bus takes you directly to Stadionplein, Emmastraat, Museumplein, Rijksmuseum or Leidseplein. From there, you can get to many hotels in Amsterdam very easily.

If you travel at night the same bus N97 goes twice per hour between 1 AM and 5 AM in both directions.

The bus has a low entry so you can bring your luggage inside the bus and keep it with you.

Full list of stops in both directions:

Amsterdam Airport Knooppunt Schiphol Noord Anderlechtlaan Amstelveenseweg Olympisch Stadion Haarlemmermeerstation Emmastraat Museumplein Rijksmuseum Leidseplein Busstation Elandsgracht

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Safety measures in place

All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned.

Customers must keep distance in vehicles.

Customers are required to bring and wear masks.

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Quick facts on Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam on world map
52° 22′ 40.6416” N and 4° 53′ 49.4520” E

City: Capital of Netherlands

Population: 1,149,000

Mayor: Femke Halsema (since 2018)

Zone: Central European Time Zone | Central European Summer Time

Elevation: -2m (-7ft) – Dam Square

Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

Train Station: Amsterdam Centraal Station

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AMSTERDAM CITY AND REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT TRAVEL PASS FOR 1 TO 3 DAYS MUST BE PRE-ORDERED, AND VOUCHER REDEEMED AT DESIGNATED COLLECTION POINTS IN AMSTERDAM PRIOR TO FIRST USAGE.

You can use the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket(ARTT) / Amsterdam Regional Public Transport Travel Pass (ARPTP) for unlimited travel by train (2nd class) between any of the following stations in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region:

Purchase one pass to travel without limits across the region of Amsterdam. Valid on all public transportation within the region of Amsterdam, including buses, ferries, subway, trains and trams.

Amsterdam Amstel | Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA | Amsterdam Central station | Amsterdam Holendrecht | Amsterdam Lelylaan | Amsterdam Muiderpoort | Amsterdam RAI | Amsterdam Sciencepark | Amsterdam Sloterdijk | Amsterdam Zuid | Duivendrecht | Schiphol Amsterdam Airport | Halfweg-Zwanenburg | Haarlem | Haarlem Spaarnwoude | Overveen | Zandvoort aan Zee | Zaandam | Zaandam Kogerveld | Purmerend Weidevenne | Purmerend | Purmerend Overwhere | Koog aan de Zaan | Zaandijk Zaanse Schans | Hoofddorp | Diemen | Weesp | Almere Poort | Almere Centrum | Almere Muziekwijk | Almere Parkwijk | Almere Buiten | Almere Oostvaarders | Lelystad Centrum | Diemen Zuid | Naarden-Bussum | Hilversum | Hilversum Mediapark | Hilversum Sportpark | Bloemendaal | Santpoort Zuid | Santpoort Noord | Driehuis | Uitgeest and Beverwijk.

The ticket is also valid on all trams, buses, night buses, metros and ferries run by the Amsterdam Transport company GVB, EBS and Connexxion in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region including the Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397 and N97 (operated by Connexxion).

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During Keukenhof Season this ticket is valid:

From Amsterdam (Europaplein) to Keukenhof on bus route 852 operated by Arriva.

From Schiphol Airport to Keukenhof on bus route 858 operated by Arriva.

From Hoofddorp station to Keukenhof on bus route 859 operated by Arriva.

From Haarlem station to Keukenhof on bus route 50 operated by Connexxion.

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1-3 day ticket valid on all public transport in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam region


Excludes:

  • Taxis
  • Commercial transportation such as hop-on hop-off buses

Safety measures:

Safety measures in place:

  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles

Traveler requirements:

  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

Collection points:

Schiphol Airport (24/7): Vending machine Plaza | Baggage reclaim area 1,2,3&4 | NS Service & Tickets;

Amsterdam Central Station: NS Service & Tickets (Ijzijde/Canal Side) | Mon-Sun 7:00am–9:00pm;

Amsterdam station Sloterdijk: NS Service & Tickets: Mon-Fr 6: am-10 pm Sat-Sun: 7 am-10 pm

Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena Station: GVB Service & Tickets: Mon-Fr: 8:30 am-7 pm Sat-Sun: 10 am-6 pm

Amsterdam Station Zuid: GVB Service & Tickets: Mon-Fr: 8:30 am-7 pm Sat-Sun: 10 am-6 pm | NS Service & Tickets: Mon-Fr: 7 am-7 pm Sat: 8 am-7 pm Sun: 9 am-7 pm

Amsterdam Station Noord: GVB Service & Tickets: Mon-Sun: 10 am-6 pm

Almere station: NS Service & Tickets Mon-Sun: 06:45 am-8 pm

Hilversum & Zaandam station: Mon-Fr 7 am-7 pm Sat-Sun: 8 am-7 pm

Haarlem station: Mon-Fr 6:30 am-9 pm Sat: 7 am-9 pm Sun: 8 am-9 pm


Important Information to know before you go:

  • Please note that the voucher needs to be redeemed before usage.
  • This ticket is valid from the first time you check in until 4:00 AM the morning after the last valid day (depending on whether you have the 1,2 or 3-day ticket). The day starts at midnight.
  • For example: if you check in with the 2-day ticket from midnight (00:00) onwards on Wednesday, your ticket will be valid until 04:00 Friday morning.

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Quick facts on Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam on world map
52° 22′ 40.6416” N and 4° 53′ 49.4520” E

City: Capital of Netherlands

Population: 1,149,000

Mayor: Femke Halsema (since 2018)

Zone: Central European Time Zone | Central European Summer Time

Elevation: -2m (-7ft) – Dam Square

Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

Train Station: Amsterdam Centraal Station

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Best Value Public Transport Ticket for Amsterdam

Best Value Public Transport Ticket for Amsterdam

Whilst we work hard to be accurate, and provide the best information as possible, we also encourage you to please always check before heading out.

Amsterdam boasts an incredible public transport system with a comprehensive network of trains, buses, trams, metro and ferries operated by Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf (GVB). You are strongly recommended to pre-order your best value Public Transport Ticket for Amsterdam before your travels to one of the best European cities in Europe to avoid stress and to save time. This card gives you unlimited travel on all the public transport network operated by Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf (GVB). In addition, if you are arriving and/or departing at/from Schiphol Airport, you could select the public transport ticket for Amsterdam which includes the option of the Airport Transfer Bus return journey to/from Schiphol Airport (AMS) – all at great value and in one price including booking fee.

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This post sets out an easy and quick guide to the two options on the best value public transport for Amsterdam that is available to you, benefits of the highly recommended best value public transport ticket for Amsterdam, and how you can pre-order your best value public transport ticket prior to your visit to Amsterdam along with a list on collection points in Amsterdam.

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Two types of best value public transport ticket for Amsterdam

There are two types of best value public transport tickets for Amsterdam available for you to consider – one is without airport transfers and one with airport transfers.

Best Value public transport ticket for Amsterdam – excluding airport transfers

Amsterdam Tram | Best Value Public Transport Ticket for Amsterdam
Amsterdam GVB Tram in city centre

The best value public transport ticket for Amsterdam excluding airport transfers is ideal if you are arriving in Amsterdam by train at Amsterdam Centraal.

Prices for the best value public transport ticket for Amsterdam starts from €8.50 per person (as at May 2021) for a day. You can select any number of days, from 1 to 7 to suit your schedule. This ticket can be used on GVB’s buses, trams, metros and ferries.

By comparison, the adult ticket for 1-hour unlimited ride on the GVB is €3.20 is valid for one hour from the time you tap in on the card reader when you begin your journey. You can take multiple journeys within the hour, for example you could tap out of a bus and jump onto a metro to get to where you want to go. However, the validity of the ticket expires one-hour after your first tap on the card reader. If you want to continue on with your journey or venture out later in the day, you will have to purchase another ticket.

Although Amsterdam is a compact city and easily walkable, you will surely make several rides on the tram, buses and the metro. Take three rides and the cost of the ticket for one-day is paid-off! Similarly, multiple day tickets are also good value but you need to ensure you do use the ticket to maximise the benefits it renders. Tickets are available to purchase as gifts as well.

Best Value Public transport ticket for Amsterdam + Airport transfer on #397

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Amsterdam Airport Transport #397 | Image: GYG

If you are arriving and/or departing to/from Amsterdam by air, then Schiphol Amsterdam Airport is your arrival/departure point. If so, the best value public transport ticket for Amsterdam + airport transfer on #397 is the ideal ticket for you provided you are considering public transportation to Amsterdam city centre.

The Amsterdam Airport Express #397 is available 24/7 from Schiphol Airport directly to Amsterdam city center with stops at Museumplein, Rijksmuseum and Leidseplein. It does not go to Amsterdam Centraal Station.

Prices start from €20.25 per person (as at May 2021) for a day and this includes your return to/from Schiphol airport. Depending on your visit to Amsterdam, tickets are available for 1 to 7 days to suit your stay. This ticket is available as gifts as well.

By comparison, an adult return transfer ticket to Schiphol Amsterdam Airport is €11.75 and by purchasing the ticket for €20.25, you will be making good savings! Once you arrive at city centre, the ticket can be used throughout the day for as many rides on Amsterdam’s GVB buses, trams, metro and ferries.

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Metro line M54 in Amsterdam

TTS tip: Plan an early arrival but not before 08:00 so you can pick-up your ticket first thing and have the rest of the day to take complete advantage of multi rides on GVB’s public transport in Amsterdam city. Early flights are relatively cheap as well and you could take a look at these budget airlines >> EasyJet | Jet2

With this option, you must pre-order the public transport ticket + airport transfer on bus #397. By doing so, you could collect this travel card which includes the Airport Transfer Bus #397 return journey to/from Schiphol Airport (AMS) from the designated collection point at the airport prior to conveniently boarding your shuttle bus into Amsterdam city.

Best Value?

The Amsterdam Public Transport Ticket is indeed best value public transport ticket for Amsterdam as it gives you unlimited travel on all the public transport networks in Amsterdam city operated by Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf (GVB). From the examples above, you could see the savings you could easily make.

Benefits of the Public Transport Ticket for Amsterdam

Best Value Public Transport Ticket for Amsterdam

Public transport in Amsterdam is impressive! With an impressive network, comes also the very many ticket choices that presents a visitor. Selecting what suits may be confusing, especially if you are a first-time visitor to Amsterdam. Standing at a ticket machine to make a final decision or at the ticket desk where the person across the window expects a decision as quickly as possible so you do not hold-up a queue is both an overwhelming and a daunting experience – we have all been there! On the other hand, travelling within Amsterdam using public transport is both straightforward and convenient.

To avoid the stressful experience, and to save time, the Public Transport Ticket for Amsterdam is a great choice and proves to be excellent value for money – provided it is used for the maximum of the specified time.

Also note that the public transport in Amsterdam is contactless and cashless system, so the Public Transport Ticket for Amsterdam is ideal, where you can simply tap in and tap out as you navigate through the city hassle-free.

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Here is a summary of Benefits of the Public Transport Ticket for Amsterdam that is important to know:

1 | Unlimited travel on all public transport network operated by Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf (GVB);

2 | Includes option to add transfer to/from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam City;

3 | Stress-free – no more queuing up or holding up queues;

4 | Saves time – no need to buy a ticket each time for each journey;

5 | Save money – Avoid buying single-use disposable paper tickets which costs €1.00 surcharge added to the base cost of your ticket each time you buy one;

6 | Contactless – The public transport in Netherlands is contactless and uses the OV-Chipkaart. This Contactless system replaced the old-style paper tickets (hence, you pay a surcharge for disposable tickets!). The OV-Chipkaart is in use in all public transport – trains, trams, buses and metros.

7 | Easy to Use – just tap in and out of the public transport with ease;

8 | Convenient – Public transport in Amsterdam is cashless – having the best value public transport ticket ensures seamless and convenient journeys;

9 | Plan ahead – plan ahead your visit to Amsterdam and know that you are not caught-out with unfamiliarities – pre-order the best value public transport ticket and collect it before embarking on your very first journey on Amsterdam’s public transport.

10 | All for one price – includes booking fee.

11 | Available as a gift – if you are not travelling to Amsterdam, and you know someone who does – why don’t you buy best value public transport ticket for Amsterdam as a gift and make their day! It will be an absolute godsend to them 🙂

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How to pre-order the best value Public Transport Ticket for Amsterdam

At TTS, we have partnered with Get Your Guide, to bring you the best offers in travel tickets and sightseeing tours. The following information is provided by GYG on Amsterdam’s public transport tickets and shuttle #397 to/from Schiphol Airport ticket that has so far been discussed.

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Public Transport ticket for Amsterdam and Public Transport ticket for Amsterdam + 397 Airport Shuttle Ticket

Description:

Experience Amsterdam stress free with an unlimited travel card for all public transport networks operated by Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf (GVB) throughout the city.

Purchase a ticket valid for a day or a multi-day ticket that best suits your plans. Travel on the metro, trams, buses and ferries and experience the city like a local.

Using your ticket is easy. Simply check in on boarding a tram, bus or metro, and then check out when you exit or disembark the vehicle.

Your ticket will be validated on first use and can be used for unlimited travel until the end of its validity. If you have additional questions, or your ticket appears to be defective, you can easily go to one of the designated pick-up locations or call the number presented on your mobile voucher for assistance.

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Includes:

  • Unlimited travel on all GVB trams, buses, metros and ferries in Amsterdam (day and night)
  • Booking fee

Excludes:

  • Travel on regional buses (Connexxion, EBS and Syntus) or on the train
  • Travel to and from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on the regional train

Public Transport ticket for Amsterdam + 397 Airport Shuttle Ticket

Includes:

  • Unlimited travel on all GVB trams, buses, metros and ferries inside the city of Amsterdam (day and night)
  • Airport Express: round trip transfer included by bus 397 and by night-bus N97 from Central Station to Schiphol Airport
  • Booking fee

Excludes:

  • Travel on regional buses (Connexxion, EBS and Syntus) or on the train
  • Travel to and from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on the regional NS train

Precautions:

Safety measures in place:

Customers must keep distance in vehicles.

Traveler requirements:

Customers are required to bring and wear masks.

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Collection points in Amsterdam to pick up your best value public transport ticket for Amsterdam

Depending on where you arrive, either by train at Amsterdam Centraal Station or Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, you could collect from the dedicated GVB collection points.

At Schiphol Airport: You could pick it up from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at the Public Transport Service and Tickets Minibus, located just by platforms B15-B19 between 8:00 and 6:00 pm.

At Amsterdam Centraal Station: GVB Service & Tickets Central Station: Monday – Sunday 08:30 – 19:00

You may collect your public transport ticket for Amsterdam prior to your first journey from the following collection points in Amsterdam city:

GVB Service & Tickets Central Station: Monday – Sunday 08:30 – 19:00

GVB Service & Tickets Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena: Monday – Friday 08:30 – 19:00 and Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

GVB Service & Tickets Amsterdam Station Zuid: Monday – Friday 08:30 – 19:00 and Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00;

GVB Service & Tickets Station Amsterdam North: Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00


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Alternative to GVB Public Transport tickets

The are a number of alternatives to the GVB public transport tickets and the most popular one is the Iamterdam Card but this starts from €65.00. The Iamsterdam Card gives you some free and some discounted access to museums and unlimited travel on Amsterdam’s public transportation. You also enjoy a canal cruise with this card. You can learn more here.

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52° 22′ 40.6416” N and 4° 53′ 49.4520” E

City: Capital of Netherlands

Population: 1,149,000

Mayor: Femke Halsema (since 2018)

Zone: Central European Time Zone | Central European Summer Time

Elevation: -2m (-7ft) – Dam Square

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