There is a lot to keep in mind before planning your trip to Pride Amsterdam 2017. Of course in the case that you are a real ‘Amsterdammer’, great! However, in case that you are traveling from outside of Amsterdam or even from outside of The Netherlands you have to take care of a lot more. This page is there to give you information about those type of travel plans.
Accommodation in Amsterdam
There are many accommodation options within the city of Amsterdam such as hotels, hostels, bed&breakfast and short-stay apartments. As what we have learned from the past prides is that these accommodations sell out soon. So be on time with making your reservation.
Events in Amsterdam
We will publish almost all events that are being organized by individual restaurants, clubs, institutions, museums etc on this website. You can find these from april 1st in the official festival agenda here on pride.amsterdam.
Getting around in Amsterdam
Amsterdam has an extensive public transportation network which is operated by the GVB. They operate the busses, trams and metro services within the city of Amsterdam. In Amsterdam and beyond, the public transport chip card is used for travel on trams, buses and metros. The most convenient option for visitors is a disposable one-hour or day card (valid for one to seven days). One-hour tickets can be bought from the conductor or driver on the tram or bus. Day tickets can be bought on the tram or purchased in advance. Tickets are valid across the whole network from the time of purchase, allowing you to take as many journeys as you choose within your chosen time-frame.
There is also the ‘I amsterdam City Card’: free entrance to the city’s top attraction, plus unlimited use of the GVB public transport system for 24, 48, 72 or 96 hours.
You can rent a bike at MacBike and get a 25% discount when booking with the ‘I amsterdam City Card’.
Next to the public transportation system the city is also easy to discover by walking or cycling. There are of course also taxi companies who offer services such as TCA and Uber.
Coming to Amsterdam from within The Netherlands
By train: The train is a relaxed and comfortable way to get from the airport to Amsterdam. Schiphol Airport train station is located directly underneath the airport. From here there are direct trains to Amsterdam Central Station. NS schedules extra long trains on August 6th. Plan your journey with the NS Travel planner. Special train tickets for EuroPride you can buy online with 20% discount. You can purchase train tickets online, or at the ticket office in the airport’s main hall and from the yellow ticket machines.
You can also purchase the Amsterdam Travel Ticket online, at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Amsterdam Central Station and at different locations in and around Amsterdam. Also available online via discoverholland.com.
The railway to and from Schiphol needs regular maintenance like any other locations in the country. If you would like to know if any engineering work is scheduled that may have an influence on your journey, please visit the NS Travel Planner.
By car: As many other big cities it can be difficult to get around by car. There is limited parking available and parking can be expensive within the city centre. The city of Amsterdam offers several Park & Ride parking places. These parking areas are just outside of city centre where you can park for just €1 or €8 per 24 hours, with a maximum parking time of up to 96 hours. For more information click here.
Coming to Amsterdam from outside of The Netherlands
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the primary international airport in The Netherlands, is located about 20 kilometres from Amsterdam. The airport gets served by many general airlines who make the connection with the rest of the world. You can reach the city from Schiphol in just half an hour by train, taxi or bus:
By train: Schiphol train station is located directly underneath the airport. From here, inter cities and slower trains from the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) can take you to Amsterdam Central Station (city centre). Train tickets are available at the ticket office in the airport’s main hall and from the yellow ticket machines.
By taxi: The taxi rank is located at the airport’s exit. Depending on traffic, a taxi can take you to the city centre in about half an hour. You can also take an Uber.
By bus: The Connexxion Amsterdam Round Trip Ticket costs €10 for a return journey. Departing from bus stop B9 every 15 minutes, the Amsterdam Airport Express (bus number 197) will take you directly to the city centre in about 30 minutes. The Amsterdam Round Trip Ticket allows two trips on the Amsterdam Airport Express (the trips don’t have to be on the same day).
The train network in Europe is extensive as well. You can easily reach Amsterdam also by train traveling from France, Germany, Belgium or the UK. To look at these possibilities, please check out the NS International travel site by clicking here.