Flag of Amsterdam with its 3 Saint Andrew's Crosses
Pre-book an English-speaking driver to pick you up at Amsterdam Airport at the same price as a regular taxi
Most banks are open from Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 17:00. On Saturdays and Sundays banks are closed.
You can rent bicycles at different bike shops in Amsterdam. Compare prices and services to find the cheapest bike rentals in your area.
Boat through the canals and navigate your own route. For the best price and service go to Canal Motorboats. Pedal boats can be rented at Stromma .
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Don't confuse 'Coffeeshops' with 'Cafés'. A coffeeshop is a bar that sells hashish and marijuana while a café is a casual restaurant or bar.
The Euro (€). Check out the current exchange rates (updated every day). Major credit cards are generally accepted by larger establishments.
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Drugs are illegal but tolerated. Read more about the coffeeshops in the city.
Dial 112 for ambulance, fire department, police and on-call doctors.
Contact the nearest consulate or embassy of the Netherlands to determine your entry/visa requirements.
Dutch. English is spoken by most everyone as well; Many people understand German and, to a lesser degree, French.
Go and enjoy Amsterdam to the fullest while your belongings are safely stored at Luggage Depot.
There are plenty of theatres in Amsterdam showing movies. At the Reguliersbreestraat you will find première theatre Tuschinski, a beautiful building in the heart of Amsterdam.
Parking correct and legal in Amsterdam can be quite difficult. The best and cheapest way to park is in a P+R car park for only €1 per 24 hours, including a free return ticket for the metro into the city.
Regular business hours are Monday to Friday between 8/9 am and 17:30/18. On nights and weekends, pharmacies are open on a rotation schedule.
Find the nearest police stations , or call the Amsterdam Police at 0900-8844.
Regular post offices are open from Monday to Saturday, between 9 and 18. Stamps can be bought in most news stands and kiosks.
Amsterdam's public transport network is excellent but the ticket system is rather complicated. Read more about tickets, prices and ticket sales.
Shops are usually open 10-18 Mon-Fri (17 on Sat). Department stores and many other stores in the city centre are open on Sundays 11-19. Grocer's shops are open everyday, most of them until 21, some of them even longer.
At 2:59 a.m. on the last Sunday morning in March, the time in Amsterdam will change to Central European Summer Time (what Americans call "Daylight Saving Time"). Don't forget to set your watch ahead one hour!
Taxi Centrale Amsterdam
Call +31 20 7777 777 (7 times 7)
Country code: 31, City Code: 20. When calling from abroad, dial: [your outgoing country code] + 31 + 20 + [local number]
Be well prepared and know what is on in and around Amsterdam. Call, email or visit the official Amsterdam Tourist Office (VVV) at Centraal Station.
Information regarding train traffic is given on ph. 0900-2021163 or www.ns.nl . Call 0900-9292 or visit www.9292ov.nl for information regarding local buses, subway and commuter trains.