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Travelling around by trams

I am coming to Amsterdam for 5 days and will be using the tram maybe only once or twice a day (maybe not even) is it better to use single use tickets or what is the best place to go.

Also where do I buy these single use tickets if I am getting on a tram from prinsegracht to central station because there is no station in prinsegracht I don't think.

Thanks in advance

4 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member

If you plan to hardly use the public transport it may be best to buy single use tickets.
Available at the driver, cost €2,90 and valid for 1 hour.
All-day passes could turn out to be cheaper if you take 3 or more rides per day.
There are day passes for one up to seven days costing from €7.50 to €33.
But you cannot buy these passes on the tram.
For more info see their webpage:
Trams don't ride along the gracht, as there is obviously no space, but they cross the gracht on various bridges. Which tram to take would depend on your actual location. Have a look on the map provided by the GVB or look at Google Maps to find your tram stop.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Ieper

When I come to Amsterdam I hardly use trams, just wear a good walking shoe and you will be fine....if you think you're not going to take the trams often, then just buy a single ticket when you simple is that....besides walking is best way to explore the city

Also a better way to explore the city is with bicycle, Amsterdam is a city bike....if you rent a bike for a duration of your stay it much cheaper start from 4€ we rent a bike the last time we were in the city....easy and economical than each time taking the tram....of course is much more cheaper if you just walk

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hengelo

Buy your single tickets at the driver or conductor (depends on the type of tram you'll take).

I agree it's the option that suits you best.


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from United States of America


You can catch either a tram or bus on Rozengracht between Prinsengracht and Kaisersgracht to get you to Centraal Station. For example if you were visiting the Anne Frank House or Westerkerk, you would continue on Prisengracht past the Westerkerk and on Rosengracht you will see tram lines/rails and also bus stops. You should just make sure of the correct bus or tram number to take, and this will also dictate on which side of Rosengracht and which platform you should be standing at. You could ask a local or someone at the desk in Westkerk for example. Sorry I can't remember the bus/tram numbers because we used each of those types of transportation there. Buy single or r/t tickets from bus or tram conductor/driver.

Also, if not carrying luggage, with a good map you might even try walking it. Though it's a fairly long walk, we walked from Kaizersgracht to that area, but it will heavily depend on what part of Prinsengracht you're starting from.

Hope this helps a little.

Have fun!

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