Metro (subway) in Amsterdam:
info, tickets, route plans & tips for passengers
The Amsterdam Metro (Dutch: Amsterdamse metro) services the city as well as the surrounding communities of Diemen, Amstelveen, and Ouder-Amstel. The Metro is operated by a municipal company, GVB, which is also responsible for the tram, bus, and ferry mass transportation systems.
Compared to Paris and London, for example, the Amsterdam Metro system is relatively new. The first line wasn’t opened until 1977.
Today’s Metro network: lines and route network
At this point in time (as of 2020) the Amsterdam Metro has five lines and 59 stops. The numbering of the lines starts with the number 59. That is why the route network appears much more complex than it actually is.
Four of the five lines originate at the central train station, Amsterdam Centraal.
- Line 50 connects the south-eastern district of the city with the western district without passing through downtown.
- Line 51 connects the central train station “Amsterdam Centraal“ which is located downtown with Amstelveen.
- Line 52 connects the Amsterdam-Noord district with Amsterdam South station, including Amsterdam Central Station.
- Lines 53 and 54 offer a southeast connection from downtown to the communities of Diemen and Duivendrecht.
Tickets for the public transport system in Amsterdam:
Which ticket option is best for me?
Whether single ride via e-purse, also referred to as OV-card, all-day ticket, “I Amsterdam Card”, or “Amsterdam Travel Card”, you will find detailed information for all, as well as current fares here.
It allows you to quickly and easily find the right ticket option for your stay in Amsterdam. Researching all options upfront and knowing which ticket option works best for you, will save you money and time after arrival and prevent stressful situations.