Once arrived in Amsterdam, you have several choices of locomotion.
- by foot :
The ideal way to discover every detail of the city, especially since Amsterdam is quite small.
- by bicycle :
Economic and ecologic, the method preferred by the Amsterdammers themselves. Roughly 50% of all movement is done by bicycle in the capital. Because the city is flat, you will have no difficulty getting around, even if don't have a sporty disposition. Have a go and hire a bike for the week-end !!!
- by car :
We would highly discourage you from using a car in Amsterdam, several axes are closed to cars and the car parks are very expensive. The police patrols will surely find you if you haven't paid for your parking spot. You have been warned...
- by taxi :
It's very expensive, like many european capitals….This is to be avoided unless you have the budget necessary. Be careful, taxi drivers can fix their own prices !
- by canal boat :
Obviously you cannot go everywhere by boat because the canals are not in every part of the city. This is however, an original way to get around and discover "the Venice of the North". The boats stop at all the major places in the city (such as the museums). It's also rather agreeable to be in the open top boats and very practical for photos. It would be a shame to leave Amsterdam without having taken a boat. It's up to you...
- by tramway :
This is the most practical way to get around the centre of Amsterdam. It will allow you easy access to the principal museums and touristic attractions of the city. You can consult a map of the different tramway stations on the website of the company who runs the public transport : www.gvb.nl.
- by metro :
Amsterdammers use the metro to get to the suburbs. It's not very practical in the centre of the city. You can consult the different metro stations on the website of the company that runs the public transport : www.gvb.nl.