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Buses

Buses in and around Amsterdam

A great way to explore the city of Amsterdam is by using the public transport system. In this section we will give you some information about the bus system in Amsterdam. In Amsterdam there are 30 bus lines which will take you to your desired destination in and around the city. The bus is most convenient for travelling from the Central Station to neighbourhoods which are further from the city centre.


Tickets

In the Netherlands all bus and tram companies use the so called strippenkaart. (Strip card). The way the system works is that you pay a number of strips per zone. The way the zones are divided is shown on all bus and metro maps. When you start your journey you always have to stamp a starting strip, so when you travel through one zone you pay two strips.

The strip cards can be bought at all the GVB information offices which are usually located at the train stations. You can also buy your ticket in a vending machine, at the post office, at the Albert Heijn supermarket and in several big tobacco stores. It´s also possible to buy a ticket in the bus, but these are more expensive. If you’re planning on using the bus a lot while in Amsterdam it is best to buy a ticket with 15 strips instead of a ticket with 8 strips, because you get twice as much strips for almost the same price.

There are blue and pink strip cards. The blue strip cards are for regular use. The pink cards are reduction cards. These pink cards are only valid for children from the age of 4 until 11 and for elderly people above 65, but only when an id can be shown. Children until the age of 4, dogs and cats which fit in a bag or on your lap, can travel along for free. If you stay in Amsterdam for a longer period of time you might consider buying a season ticket (abonnement in Dutch).


Night lines

Amsterdam also has a night bus system which runs on nine different routes through the city. The buses depart every hour during the week and every half hour in the weekend. The night buses to and from the Zuidoost neighbourhood depart every half hour throughout the whole week.

To get on the night bus though, you need a different strip card then you need for the regular bus. Tickets for the night bus can be bought from the GVB information office in the bus itself or from a vending machine. All night buses depart from or call at Amsterdam Central station ("Centraal"). This is the central connecting point in the network.

To get more information on the bus routes, fares, possibilities and so just visit the GVB website WWW.GVB.NL

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