Amsterdam Metro Information
The Amsterdam metro is a combination of light rail and rapid transit system, which serves Amsterdam and some surrounding municipalities of Amstelveen, Diemen, and Ouder-Amstel . The system began operations in the year 1977, and presently has 4 lines that serve 52 stations. Out of these, 33 are metro only stations. The network has a total track length of 120 km. The network is operated by Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf (GVB) that also manages other means of public transport in the city, like local buses, trams and ferries. A fifth metro line is under construction and with its completion six more stations will be added to the network. The work is expected to be complete by the year 2017. The subway network is a popular means of Public Transportation in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Metro Map
Map of Amsterdam Metro showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it. You can also download Amsterdam Metro Map in PDF.
Amsterdam Metro Hours
The metro operates from 6.00 in the morning to half past midnight.
Amsterdam Metro Fares, Tickets and Cards
The metro system uses OV-chipkaart for travelling on the metro. There are cards for Daily or occasional travel, children cards, senior citizen cards, student cards, bicycle cards etc. The various types of tickets that are available can be loaded on the card.
A GVB only season ticket provides unlimited travel on all public transports supported by GVB. A monthly season ticket costs 89 euro and the reduced price is 59 euro. A yearly ticket costs 890 euros, while the reduced rate is 590 euros.
A GVB Zone ticket is valid for all GVM supported public transport routes in the chosen zone. The monthly fare is 45 euro and the reduced fare is 29.50 euro. The yearly fare is 450 euro while the reduced rate is 295 euro.
Day Ticket provides unlimited travel on GVB metros, buses and trams, for the duration for which it is valid. A 1 day or 24 hour ticket costs 7.50 euro. A child day ticket is for 2.50 euro. A 2 day or 24 hour ticket costs 12 euro. A 3 day ticket costs 16.50 euros.
Riders can also buy a bicycle card for transporting their bikes on metro during off peak hours. The card costs 1.60 euro.
Tourists can purchase Iamsterdam city card, which provides unlimited travel on 1, 2 and 3 days on all GVB routes. With this card, substantial discounts can also be availed at museums, canal trips or some restaurants.
Passengers can buy cards and load the travel products as per their needs. Frequent travelers can go for a Daily card that can be loaded with GVB only season ticket, GVB zone season ticket etc. This card would also provide age discounts for riders above 65 years of age.
Children under 4 years of age travel free. Children from 4-11 years of age are entitled to discounts.
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Amsterdam Metro Parking
Most metro stations offer park and ride facilities to the metro riders. The P1 parking garage offers discounts for parking vehicles at metro stations. You will be required to pay parking fees to use the park and ride service. The public transport smart card can also be used to park your vehicle at metro stations.
Amsterdam Metro Rules and Tips
Daily random ticket checks are conducted by the GVB staff. Smoking, Eating and Drinking is not allowed on the metro. Bicycles can be transported in the metro for a fee of 1.60 euro, during off peak hours (Monday-Friday 7.00-9.00 and 16.00-18:30.)
Amsterdam Metro Lines
Currently there are four metro lines starting from Amsterdam Central and most lines connects city center. The public transit system is straightforward and convenient to use. The four metro lines are recognized by its name, number and color.
- Amsterdam Metro Line 50 - Ring line – line 50 operates between Isolatorweg and Gein serving 20 stations. Line 50 was opened in 1997 and it provides a fast connection between south and west for the passengers to travel to the city center. The line is built fully on the surface joining line 51 at station Zuid and later turns to south joining line 54.
- Amsterdam Metro Line 51 – Amstelveen line – line 51 operates between Westwijk and Amsterdam central serving 29 stations. Line 51 was opened in 1990 and the metro line shares track with line 50. In 2004, the line was further extended, a 2kms adding three new stations.
- Amsterdam Metro Line 52 – Noord/Zuid line – Line 52 is under construction and planning to get opened in 2017. The line is planning to serve 8 stations.
- Amsterdam Metro Line 53 – Gaasperplas line – Line 53 operates between Gaasperplas and Amsterdam central serving 14 stations. The line was opened in 1977 and after three years the line was extended towards central station. 4 car trains are used to run through this line during off peak season.
- Amsterdam Metro Line 54 – Gein line – Line 54 operates between Gein and Amsterdam central serving 15 stations. Line 54 was opened in 1977 and later the line was extended and 1 more station was added in 1982. 6 car trains are used to run through this line during peak hours.