The meter from Amsterdam It is a fast and reliable means of transport, but useful only if you travel to the suburbs, industrial areas or terminals that are usually just outside the city center. It is not a good option for tourism.
The city subway is composed of 5 lines:
- Line 50 (green): Gein – Duivendrecht – Station Zuid / WTC – Lelylaan – Sloterdijk – Contactweg
- Line 51 (orange): Centraal Station – Amstelstation – Station Zuid / WTC Amstelveen Centrum – Middelhoven
- Line 52 (blue): Under construction
- Line 53 (red): Centraal Station – Amstelstation – Diemen Zuid – Gaasperplas
- Line 54 (green): Centraal Station – Amstelstation – Bijlmer – Holendrecht – Gein
In total it has 52 stops and 42km of tracks. The whole system works between 06:00 and 00:00.
The meter has replaced your system banknotes by electronic cards called OV-chipkaart. There are 3 varieties of cards:
- OV-chipkaart staff: Personal card to which you can charge it with unlimited tickets up to 1 year. Having the user data is the only one that gives discounts to students, children and people over 65 years. The card has a price of 7.50 euros (not counting the cost of tickets) and is valid for up to 5 years.
- Anonymous OV-chipkaart: Card for those who will use transport frequently for a limited time. It is rechargeable and transferable, but it does not affect system discounts. The card also has a cost of 7.50 euros (not counting the cost of tickets) and is valid for 5 years.
- OV-chipkaart available: Disposable card made of paper. Its use is ideal for those who will not use public transport in the city for a long time. You can buy one for unlimited use of transport for 3 days.
The cards can be purchased at any station in vending machines (disposable cards) or in windows (anonymous or personal). We accept credit cards.