Types of transportation
Each day, about 700,000 people take the tram, bus, or metro to get to their destination in Amsterdam. Trams, buses, and metros are in service from six in the morning until half past midnight. Our night buses are in service from half past midnight until about seven in the morning.
If you have questions about our services, ask them using the mail form
to make contact with GVB Customer Service
Or call 0900 - 80 11 (local call).
Amsterdam has four metro routes stopping at 52 metro stations and that travel over more than 120 km of track. The metro connects Amsterdam in a speedy and safe manner. This year, the old zilvermeeuw type of tram will be replaced with a new more comfortable metro car. View the metro map.
More passengers can travel in a tram than in a bus. The electric drive which runs on green energy and produces no exhaust fumes makes the tram the best option for traveling the narrower city streets. Amsterdam's close-knit tram network
is therefore a great complement to the metro network.
Standard buses, articulated buses, midi buses... GVB has them all and has about 55 routes in service. In Amsterdam, buses must run on routes between Amsterdam Noord (the north) to the center and between suburbs and they also provide connections between the tram network and the metro.
Rush hour routes
On the route map . The rush hour routes on the route map are light green in color. The tram routes are red, GVB bus routes are blue, and the regional bus routes are dark blue.
GVB offers services day and night, 24 hours a day. When day services finish, night buses run between many locations in Amsterdam.
There are 11 night bus routes. You will also find these on the map.
The fares for the night bus work differently than for day services. There are special night bus products.
Your GVB Only, Ster or Randstad Noord Zone season ticket (monthly or annual) valid for the GVB region also allows you to travel on the night buses.
GVB has offered a ferry connection* between Central Station and Amsterdam Noord for over 100 years. This form of transport is safe, fast and free - a must for any pedestrian, cyclist, or moped rider.
||to (and vice versa)
|* You can view the ferry routes on the ferry map .|
|NDSM ferry dock