‘Comparative Urban Studies’ School

Amsterdam School for Social Science Research
University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
1-12 July 2011

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Getting around in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is not a large city. While in the center most destinations can be reached by foot but you can also get around by tram, bus, taxi and in some cases subway. Regular public transport stops running around midnight but there are night services that run every hour.
Amsterdam has switched to an electronic public transport card, a so-called ‘e-purse’. You can buy these cards for single trips in the bus or tram but it is much more economical to buy a card with a pre-loaded amount of credit at one of the ticket machines at central station. These are the metallic machines in the basement (subway-station) of the train station. For more information and the tram/bus routes see: www.gvb.nl
Taxis in Amsterdam are generally expensive and do not offer good service. Don’t use them unless you really need to.
Should you be staying longer, a good way to get around is to rent a bicycle. A good bicycle rent place near the conference location is:
Amsterdam Rent a Bike
Damstraat 20-22
Tel. 020 6255029




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