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getting around amsterdam

Will be in amsterdam for 3.5 days

What type of subway pass would be good?

Will need travel from airport, around town, and would like 1 daytrip to maybe alkmaar.

Ideas and thoughts welcomed

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For tram, bus, and metro in the city, not regional trains, you also have the option of a pass for 1, 2, 3, or 4 days, sold right onboard the trams. 72 hours = €16.50 and 96 hours = €21. You would buy train tickets separately (issued on temporary chip cards).

Edit: Dawn alerted me to this link, which indicates the larger passes are not sold onboard trams. (I only bought the 2-day version on my last visit.)

Posted by
8945 posts

The 72 hour day pass is the best for your needs. You can buy at the GVB office across the tram tracks in front of Centraal Station (next to the TI office). It will just cover trams, metro, buses within Amsterdam. For the trip from the airport and Alkmaar you'll have to pay cash for those tickets the train station.