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by karamella Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 3:45 AM

Dear All,
i will arrive to Amsterdam on the 29may late evening and depart on the 01june late evening.
Do I need a three days card + single ticket (is there any? ) from the Central Station to the hotel (at Vondelpark) ,
or better to purchase a 4 days card?
Is train ride included (from airport to Dam square) or should I buy a separate ticket?
Thank you

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    Re: Public transportation

    by Pavlik_NL Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 4:24 AM

    Hi Karamella,
    All information about public transport is available on this website of the GVB
    http://en.gvb.nl/pages/home.aspx
    You will see that the Central Station has an information desk:
    GVB Tickets & Info, Stationsplein CS:
    Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 21:00 and
    Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 - 21:00
    And that it might be interesting to buy a pass for 3 days (72 hours!) for € 16,50

    Wish you wonderful staying in Amsterdam and if there are any other questions, you know where to turn.

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    Re: Public transportation

    by Pavlik_NL Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 4:28 AM

    Excuse me ... didn't answer the trainride. This best can be handled with two single fares from Schiphol Airport, where the station is underground. Information on Dutch Railways: http://www.ns.nl/en/travellers/home
    Be welcome and have fun!

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    Re: Public transportation

    by ATLC Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 4:30 AM

    Is train ride included (from airport to Dam square) or should I buy a separate ticket?

    No, this is not included. When you arrive at Schiphol airport then go to the train station (which is inside the airport hall) and buy a ticket to Amsterdam Central Station from the vending machine or at the counter (+50c when buying at the counter).
    There are many trains per hour on this route so you don't really need to check a schedule.
    But just in case: http://www.ns.nl/en/travellers/home (for trains only).

    This is on how to purchase tickets: ns.nl/en/travellers/arrange-...

    Enjoy your stay!

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    Re: Public transportation

    by xymmot Online Now Apr 12, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    I would buy the tickets on the go when i get there. determine how much traveling by train you will need before spending money for a all day pass.

    cheers tommy x

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    Re: Public transportation

    by ATLC Online Now Apr 12, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    You can buy train tickets on the go, it's indeed the best way.
    However, for city transportation (bus/tram/metro) you had best buy a pass because we use (disposable) chip cards that come at a cost but buying cash for separate tickets in the bus/tram is much more expensive. And you can't even get into the metro without a card (although you could avoid the metro altogether and just use tram and/or bus).

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