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Survival Guide Amsterdam Tourist Information

Welcome to our Amsterdam survival guide. this city is a holiday makers dream. Lots to see and do all over the city. What we have done for you here is produced my list of useful tips and numbers so you can set your mind at ease. The information we believe a tourist would find useful. Now you can concentrate on what you really want to do while in Amsterdam, that being, enjoy yourself!

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EMERGENCY NUMBERS | TRAMS | CAR PARKING | CURRENCY | LOCAL TIME | WEATHER | THEATRE BOOKING | WHAT'S ON | Other Stuff

  • AMSTERDAM EMERGENCY NUMBERS

    For FIRE, POLICE and ACCIDENT telephone 112



  • TRAMS - PUBLIC TRANSPORT

    • Trams are the best way to get round the city.
    • There are a number of different types of ticket available.
    • It maybe worth asking your hotel if they sell tram tickets as some have started doing this.
    • You can get a 1 day 2 day or 3 day pass from ticket offices, although the cues to get these when the city is busy, can be a bit daunting.
    • There are 2 main ticket offices.
    • One in the square opposite Central Station and there is also a small office just off of Liedsplein.
    • These offices are open 7am to 9pm weekdays and 8am - 9pm at weekends
    • You can also get a ticket which allows you a number of rides from the conductors or drivers of the trams. Once purchased, when you enter a tram you can use this ticket in the machines for that ride and some subsequent ones.
    • Trams stop running at 11pm




  • CAR PARKING

    Car parking the the city is not free. You must pay once you have parked or risk being wheel clamped. Many of the larger hotels will have parking available, just ask.



  • CURRENCY - MONEY

    The legal tender in Amsterdam and the Netherlands as a whole is the EURO. You can change currency at a number of locations in the city including banks and specific counters for this purpose. Just be aware of what they are charging you for the transaction. Airports can often give you a good deal as you leave or arrive.



  • TIME - CLOCKS

    • In Amsterdam the Standard time zone is : UTC/GMT +1 hour = CET - Central European Time
    • In March Clocks go forward 1 hour then the time becomes UTC/GMT +2 hours = CEST - Central European Summer Time
    • In October the clocks go back one hour again.




  • WEATHER - CLIMATE

    The warmest months of the year in Amsterdam and the Netherlands are June, July and August. There are rarely any real extremes of temperature



  • THEATRE BOOKINGS

    Any of the shows in Amsterdam can be booked at the Tourist offices in the city and the UiT Buros which can be located in Central station and Liedsplein



  • WHAT'S ON IN AMSTERDAM

    There is usually a guide easily available at your hotel to give you an idea of what is on in the city. You will notice on your bill that there is a city tax, this money is used to provide these guides as well as tourist maps of the city. Ask at your hotel when you arrive for this information.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS | TRAMS | CAR PARKING | CURRENCY | LOCAL TIME | WEATHER | THEATRE BOOKING | WHAT'S ON

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