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Best Transport Methods for Exploring Amsterdam

Transport Methods: Amsterdam is an incredible city to explore, and a good transportation method can turn the experience into a real adventure. Whether you’re a tourist considering Amsterdam for a fun city break, a luxury traveller, or just in town for business, there’s no reason not to make the most of each journey. Below, we detail our favourite ways to get around our beloved Amsterdam, so you can discover all the city has to offer.

On Foot

Walking is an excellent way to get around here! The city centre is relatively compact, and many of the best attractions are within easy reach of one another. Take a stroll and soak in the street-side ambiance.

By Cycle

Cycling is the preferred method of getting around for many in the Netherlands. Amsterdam has millions of bicycles, and the vast majority of routes are incredibly cycle-friendly. Rent a bike and find out for yourself why the locals love cycling around the city so much.

By Taxi

Taxis in Amsterdam are cheaper and more efficient than in many major cities, and can be an excellent way to get from A to B. We recommend for all visitors to the area, as they offer a reliable service and are unfailingly polite.

By FerryTransport Methods

There are a multitude of ferry routes across the river IJ, with ferries carrying pedestrians from one side to the other all throughout the day. Ferry services are entirely free, and the digital countdown boards make the boats simple to use. Amsterdam is stunning from the water, so why not try something different and make the ferries part of your travel plans?


Amsterdam is a bustling city, and with its constant flow of people, there’s no wonder there’s no end of fantastic transportation methods on offer. Each has its own charm and makes for some fantastic experiences in and of itself. If the idea of exploring Amsterdam has caught your attention, check out Amsterdam Hostel Sarphati for all your accommodation needs. We’re affordable, with comfortable rooms and an exquisitely convenient location. Get in contact, and see what inspiration the city of Amsterdam will give you.


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