Trams in Amsterdam
The Amsterdam Tram is, along with the bicycle, one of the core public transport services in the capital.
Presently there are 14 tram lines in Amsterdam with over 200 trams.
The trams run by the transport company Gemeentetram Amsterdam (GTA) are fast, modern, comfortable and easy to use.
Learn which lines are the most useful for travelers visiting Amsterdam:
The following tram lines all depart from the Central Station, but you can check out the tram map to see which ones are closer to your hotel.
- Lines 1, 2 and 5: These three lines include the following stops: Dam Square, Spui, Amsterdam Museum and Begijnhof. From there, they separate and lines 2 and 5 head to Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, and line 1 travels to Vondelpark.
- Line 9: This route stops at Dam Square, Spui, Rembrandtplein Square, Hortus Botanicus, the Resistance Museum, Tropenmuseum and Artis Zoo.
- Lines 13 and 17: These two tram lines are ideal if you wish to see Westerkerk, Westermarkt and The Anne Frank House.
The Amsterdam Tram opens at 6am and closes at 12:30am (midnight). The frequency depends on the day of the week and if it is peak hour or not, but it usually varies between 5 and 10 minutes.
The price of a single journey is € 3.20 (US$ 3.40). If you are staying in Amsterdam for a few days, we suggest you check out the several travel cards to save money.