News

  • PIN payments on the bus

    29 september 2016
    Travel news
    As of 29 September 2016, you can also use your PIN card to pay on the bus. We tested this on some route 33 buses in Amsterdam-Noord. We are rapidly rolling this out. 
  • In 2017, higher ed. students (MBO) aged up to 18 will have the right to public transport

    29 september 2016
    News item
    Vanaf 1 januari 2017 hebben mbo’ers jonger dan 18 jaar, die een voltijd opleiding volgen, recht op OV voor studenten (ook wel studenten reisproduct genoemd: SRP). Voor mbo'ers geldt: koop dit jaar geen jaarabonnement meer,...
  • Canal Parade: city center less accessible

    5 augustus 2016
    Travel news
    On Saturday 6 August, no trams will run via the Rembrandtplein due to the Canal Parade, which is the high point of the final weekend of the EuroPride event. 
  • GVB at the party at EuroPride 2016: "Join our freedom!"

    22 juli 2016
    News items, Travel news
    From 23 July until 7 August 2016, the EuroPride event will take place in Amsterdam. It is a special edition of the annual Gay Pride event because Amsterdam is the "gay capital" of Europe this year! As the city transport company of Amsterdam, GVB is especially proud...
  • Overtoomse Sluis stop gone, local residents angry

    14 juli 2016
    Travel news
    Angry locals wrapped a tram stop in Overtoomse Sluis in black plastic as a protest against the stop being put out of service. Newspapers, including AT5 and Het Parool, reported on the protest. The suspension of the stop is one of...
  • Have you not received you personal OV-chipkaat?

    7 juli 2016
    Travel news
    Did you apply for a personal OV-chipkaart between 17 June and 4 July? And, have you still not received it? The producers of the cards (Translink) experienced a technical outage, but expects it can send out all of the requested cards in the coming week.
  • NS, Q-buzz, HTM, GVB and RET outline the future of mobility

    7 juli 2016
    News items, Travel news
    City to city within an hour. The Netherlands is a heavily populated country. To maintain its accessibility, livability and competitiveness in the future, a new perspective and way of thinking is needed about mobility with respect to transport companies and government...
  • Digital travel information provides passenger clarity

    1 juni 2016
    News items, Travel news
    This year, GVB installed 500 digital travel info displays at tram and bus stops in Amsterdam. These so-called DRIS poles provides travellers with current travel information at the stops of GVB and/or EBS and Connexxion.
  • Services on 4 and 5 May

    3 mei 2016
    Travel news
    On Wednesday 4 May, there will several diversions due to the Remembrance of the Dead event. At 20:00, all of our vehicles will stop for two minutes. On Thursday 5 May, buses, trams, and metro will be in service using an adjusted timetable. 
  • Tram pilot run ends

    18 april 2016
    News item
    Between 22 February and 24 April, passengers on route 2 will be able to board and disembark using all doors. On route 5, mobile hosts will be deployed to provide service, information, and sell tickets. These changes are a part of a...

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