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Travel options in The Netherlands

When travelling from city to city by car you will find out that there is good infrastructure throughout the most of the Netherlands. Most roads are well maintained and also well lighted. But keep in mind that the Netherlands is quite densely populated and therefore it can be quite busy during the common travel hours. Most locals go to work between 7 and 8 and go back home between 5 and 6.

The same counts for the public transportation, the different types of transportation are well regulated but it can be quite busy during the common travel hours. The type of transportation depends on the city ranging from busses, metro lines, trams or trains. Students and elderly people can travel for free at certain times. As a tourist it is possible to get a temporally travel card which can be used for all kinds of public transportation, it’s called an OVchipkaart and it’s way more convenient than getting single fares during your holiday.

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Public Transport in The Netherlands

The most common transport that is being used by locals of all ages in the Netherlands is a bicycle. Most people in the Netherlands though use it for the relative short distances. The locals use their bicycle for example when going to school, shopping in their own city or when they work not too far from home. For the longer distances the Netherlands use their car but also a lot of locals use the public transport. The type of public transport that is being used depends on the city. There is always a form of public transport present at the central station of each city. From here you can travel to your destination.

For the public transport here is a public transport chip card which includes all the forms of public transport. With this card people check in and out within public transport.

How does it works? There is no separate transport card for tourists. So when arriving in the Netherlands you will have to purchase a so called OV-chipcard. After purchasing this card you are able to put money on this card so you can check in to different public transports. This card can be purchased at an information stand at a central station, a news’ kiosk or a supermarket.

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Railway System The Netherlands

Trains are the most common public transport for long distances. Within these trains there is a first and second class traveling option. The second class is somewhat cheaper than the first class but it’s still comfortable enough. But to be sure to have an comfortable seat, you can buy a first class ticket.

But you can also treat yourself with a nice canal boat tour in Amsterdam with some drinks. Or contact a private guide that will drive you around in an awesome car for example.