Practical information for Amsterdam

On this page you find all sorts of useful information for your city trip to Amsterdam. Information that helps you easily find tourist points, train stations and convenient places to park your car.

Tourist information points in Amsterdam

VVV Amsterdam Centraal

The information centre at the Stationsplein will be happy to help you with tips about the city, hotel reservations and excursions booking.


I amsterdam Store

In the shop you will find the best Amsterdam products, souvenirs, books, entrance tickets to museums and events and useful information from the city.


Public transport in city center

Metrostation Nieuwmarkt

This metro stop is located on metro lines 51, 53 and 54, and De Dam is about a 10-minute walk away. The hiking trail runs through De Wallen.


Metrostation Amsterdam Centraal

Metro lines 51, 53 and 54 leave from this metro stop at NS Station Amsterdam Centraal to the city centre.


Metrostation Waterlooplein

This metro stop on the south-west side of the city centre is a stop for metro lines 51, 53 and 54 and a good starting point for a canal walk.


NS Station Amsterdam Centraal

This train station is located on the north side of the city centre. Take the exit at the front and walk through the square to Dam Square in about 10 minutes.


Parking in and around the center

The overview below shows a number of suggested parking places in and around the center of Amsterdam. An extensive list of parking options and prices can be found at: centrumparkeren and prettigparkeren.

Parkeergarage Willemspoort

Relatively cheap car park on the northwest side near the Haarlemmerdijk and Haarlemmerstraat. Nice point to start with your day in Amsterdam.


Parkeergarage De Loodsen

This car park in the IJhaven is close to Nemo and the Maritime Museum. For Amsterdam terms a favourable hourly and daily rate.


Parking Centrum Oosterdok

This car park can be found right next to Central Station. Due to its central location, a very suitable parking location for visiting Amsterdam.


P+R Amsterdam Zeeburg

Parking lot near the Zeeburgertunnel near the A10 motorway with convenient parking spaces. The city centre is easily accessible by express tram.


Parkeergarage Stadhuis-Muziektheater

Centrally located car park at Waterlooplein. The location is quickly accessible via the IJtunnel and ideal for exploring the city centre.


Parkeergarage Weesperplein

You can park relatively cheap in this not too large parking garage. The metro station is just around the corner. Convenient to travel from here.


Opening hours shopping

The overview below contains the usual opening hours for shops in the city center of Amsterdam.

Monday 13:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00 - shopping evening
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saterday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00


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