The Best Way to Get Around in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a wonderfully manageable city by foot. Most major sites are located in or near the city centre and  within walking distance to both of our hostels. The public transportation is excellent.  Of course, biking is the preferred Dutch way to travel, and some would say the only way to truly experience the city.


To experience the city in the original Dutch way, you really have to rent a bike! There are bike rental shops all over the place and as you stay with us in the Shelter you can also rent a bike at the reception desk and start your tour right in front of the door! There are dedicated bike paths throughout the city and only a few hills/bridges to conquer.

Driving by Car

We strongly discourage driving your car within the canal ring, and we recommend using the system of Park and Ride in Amsterdam, which is the cheapest way to park your car in this lovely city.

Rent a Car

Although driving in Amsterdam is not recommended, car rental services are readily available at Schiphol Airport and in the city centre along Overtoom Straat near Vondelpark.

Park and Ride Amsterdam

This system of Park and Ride is great. You will park your car at one of the Park and Ride Amsterdam places and from there you go by public transport to the city centre. The Park and Ride Amsterdam ticket includes a return ticket to travel from the city centre. Read more about the Park and Ride below.

Parking Your Car at Park and Ride in Amsterdam

Park and Ride Amsterdam is the best choice for you, if you arrive by car. The garages of Park and Ride Amsterdam are located on the outskirts of the city, close to the motorways and public transportation. The connection to the city center is excellent and takes just a few minutes.

The closest car park of “Park and Ride Amsterdam” is the “Bos en Lommer” parking garage to the Shelter Jordan Amsterdam Hostel and the “Park and Ride Bijlmer Arena" to the Shelter City Hostel Amsterdam. Your may use Park and ride in Amsterdam for up to 96 hours. Find more information here.

Public Transport Amsterdam - Alternate Options from Park and Ride Amsterdam

The public transportation company GVB (link provides metro, tram, and bus service throughout Amsterdam and its surrounding areas. 24, 48, and 72-hour GVB passes allow for unlimited travel on all trams, buses, metros and night buses for the duration of the pass and provide the most economical way for visitors to explore the city. Passes can be purchased at our reception desk as well as at one of the GVB Tickets & Information Offices located at all major train stations.


Trams run everywhere in the City centre and if you want to save time it is an affordable way of transportation and getting around.


The Metro (tube) is only useful if you need to travel far outside the city centre or to the Amsterdam Arena.

City Bus

They are primarily used to reach outlying suburbs and after the trams have stopped running.

Travel Tips

Organized groups of travelers between 10 and 25 persons can take advantage of a group transport ticket. Head to the tourist office and pick up an Amsterdam Card for unlimited travel on all public transport.




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