As one of the easiest European cities to traverse, Amsterdam boasts an impressive public transport network. It includes metros, buses, trams, ferries, and trains which can be accessed with an OV chip card. As a compact city, almost everything is in walking distance.
For an alternative way to travel around Amsterdam, boat tours along the canal routes are a fun way of seeing the beautiful buildings. Ferries are free for foot, bike and moped passengers, no ticket required – just hop aboard!
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main airport international airport of the Netherlands, and it is located 20 kilometres away in the town of Haarlemmermeer. Getting from the airport to the centre of Amsterdam is possible by bus, train, or taxi, and flying to Schiphol Airport from London only takes an hour and 15 minutes.
Amsterdam has some stunning cycling routes with plenty of bicycle hire locations dotted around the city, and the average daily rental price is €10. The bonus of cycling or walking is experiencing the scenic quality of the journey.
Arriving by ferry into the Hook of Holland is another option. The sailing duration is around seven hours from England, however, travelling by Eurostar takes just under four hours.
Travel from European destinations is achievable by air, rail, or road – either by car or bus.