Get Around by Public Transport

Amsterdam’s center is fairly small, and almost abnormally flat, so you can easily get to most tourist destinations on foot – from the central station, within half an hour. In June 2010, a contact-less card called OV-chipkaart (“public transport chip card”) was introduced. Since…

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Amsterdam Taxi’s

Taxi service was traditionally a tightly guarded monopoly. In recent years, the market was deregulated, but prices are still high. Taxi drivers are licensed, but they do not, as of yet, have to pass a proficiency exam, providing they know…

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Cycling in Amsterdam

Cycling is a ubiquitous mode of transport in the Netherlands, with 36% of the people listing the bicycle as their most frequent mode of transport on a typical day as opposed to the car by 45% and public transport by 11%. Cycling has a modal share of 27%…

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