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Amsterdam Transport Netherlands - Amsterdam is a vibrant and freewheeling city that offers visitors not only the famous nightlife, but also presents beautiful lit bridges, offbeat stores, bustling cafes and ultra-friendly residents that will capture the heart of any visitor.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the primary international airport of the Netherlands. There are trains available that connect Schiphol Station with Amsterdam Central Station via a 20-minute ride. Another train route connects Amsterdam Zuid/WTC station and RAI station. The Connxxion Hotel Shuttle connects the airport to about 100 Amsterdam hotels, departing in front of the Schiphol Plaza. Taxis are expensive, however if desired they are available in front of Schiphol Plaza at the Schiphol Taxi stands.

Once in Amsterdam, walking is the primary mode of transport to appreciate the city's relaxed atmosphere. The city is easily explored, and better appreciated, by walking.

GVB Amsterdam is the city's public transportation system. There are 11 fare zones in Amsterdam, however most attractions are within the center zone (Centrum). Children ride on discount, or if under 3, ride free. Tickets and information is available at www.gvb.nl. The most popular ticket is the national strip card - good for transfers on trams, buses, metro lines and trains. Ideally, visitors should consider the Amsterdam Card for 1 to 3 day passes for unlimited use of public transportation. Star subscription cards are also available for a week or more.

An enjoyable ride awaits visitors who ride the smooth blue-and-gray trams that follow 16 routes through the city.

Amsterdam also features an extensive bus network, most with routes that begin and end at Central Station. There are a few locations in the city that are only served by bus. Buses are operated by Connexxion (www.connexxion.nl), and Arriva (www.arriva.nl).

The metro consists of four lines - 50, 51, 53 and 54. These are mostly used by folks coming into the city from the suburbs -- as few of Amsterdam's sights or attractions are along the metro lines.

It would be advisable to avoid the taxi service in Amsterdam, as they can be quite expensive. Taxi's can be called at the Taxi Centrale Amsterdam (020/677-7777).Shopping in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Interesting Facts

  • Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is actually four meters below sea level.
  • Amsterdam has over 300 coffee shops that can legally sell up to 5 grams of soft drugs to each person.
  • Amsterdam boasts more museums than any other city in the world per square meter
  • Amsterdam is the largest city in the Netherlands.
  • The world famous Koh-I-Noor diamond was cut in Amsterdam
  • 75% of the world's flower bulb production comes from the Netherlands.
  • Amsterdam is built entirely on piles, huge stakes driven into the ground.
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