A report on Amsterdam and Amsterdam Metro

The 1968 plan for the metro
The Oude Kerk was consecrated in 1306 AD.
Wall decorations remembering the demolition in the Nieuwmarkt neighbourhood and protests against it
Amsterdam citizens celebrating the Peace of Münster, 30 January 1648. Painting by Bartholomeus van der Helst
Route network of the Amsterdam Metro with years of opening
Courtyard of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by Emanuel de Witte, 1653. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange was the first stock exchange to introduce continuous trade in the early 17th century.
Map of current Amsterdam Metro routes
View of Vijzelstraat looking towards the Muntplein, 1891
Waterlooplein station, opened in 1980, seen before its 2010s renovation.
Photochrom of Amsterdam's Dam Square at the beginning of the 20th century
A M5 metro at Kraaiennest station
The rebuilt Magere Brug, around 1938.
New Bijlmer Arena station (2007)
People celebrating the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II on 8 May 1945
Route 51 lightrail vehicle at Zuid Station, where it changed from third rail to overhead wire power supply.
The 17th-century Canals of Amsterdam were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2010, contributing to Amsterdam's fame as the "Venice of the North". Along with De Wallen, the canals are the focal-point for tourists in the city.
Platforms of the North–South Line at Amsterdam Centraal
Satellite picture of Amsterdam and North Sea Canal
Ticket barriers for the OV-chipkaart at Venserpolder metro station
Topographic map of Amsterdam
1974 original design at Diemen Zuid station, featuring M.O.L. typeface
Large-scale map of the city centre of Amsterdam, including sightseeing markers,.
1991 style sign at Zonnestein station
Nieuwendammerdijk en Buiksloterdijk, Amsterdam-Noord, winter 2010
1995 style sign at Isolatorweg station
The Westerkerk in the Centrum borough, one of Amsterdam's best-known churches
2009 style sign at Bijlmer ArenA station
2016 style sign at Amsterdam Centraal station
A 1538 painting by Cornelis Anthonisz showing a bird's-eye view of Amsterdam. The famous Grachtengordel had not yet been established.
Rokin – November 1977
The Egelantiersgracht lies west of the Grachtengordel, in the Jordaan neighbourhood.
The Scheepvaarthuis, by architects Johan van der Mey, Michel de Klerk, Piet Kramer is characteristic of the architecture of the Amsterdam School.
The Begijnhof is one of the oldest hofjes in Amsterdam.
The Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam and Conservatorium van Amsterdam, two examples of 21st-century architecture in the centre of the city
The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world
The Zuidas, the city's main business district
Boats give tours of the city, such as this one in front of the EYE Film Institute Netherlands.
De Wallen, Amsterdam's Red-light district, offers activities such as legal prostitution and a number of coffee shops that sell cannabis. It is one of the main tourist attractions.
An Amsterdammer waits for a traffic light to change at the Muntplein in the heart of Amsterdam.
The Rijksmuseum houses Rembrandt's The Night Watch.
The Van Gogh Museum houses the world's largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and letters.
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is an international museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design.
Rembrandt monument on Rembrandtplein
Coldplay performing at the Amsterdam Arena, 2016
The Concertgebouw or Royal Concert Hall houses performances of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and other musical events.
Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam's best-known theatre
One of the decorated boats participating in the 2013 Canal Parade of the Amsterdam Gay Pride
AFC Ajax player Johan Cruyff, 1967
Femke Halsema has been the Mayor of Amsterdam since 2018.
Boroughs of Amsterdam
Police headquarters of Amsterdam
King Willem-Alexander, Princess Beatrix, and Queen Máxima greeting Amsterdammers from the Royal Palace of Amsterdam during Willem-Alexanders inauguration in 2013
A tram crossing the Keizersgracht
The Amsterdam Metro is a mixed subway and above ground rapid transit system consisting of five lines.
Amsterdam Centraal station, the city's main train station
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol ranks as Europe's third-busiest airport for passenger traffic.
Police bicyclist crossing a bridge over the Prinsengracht
Bicyclist at Amsterdam
The Agnietenkapel Gate at the University of Amsterdam, founded in 1632 as the Athenaeum Illustre

The Amsterdam Metro (Amsterdamse metro) is a rapid transit system serving Amsterdam, Netherlands, and extending to the surrounding municipalities of Diemen and Ouder-Amstel.

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A metro started operating in 1977 between the new suburb of Bijlmermeer in the city's Zuidoost (southeast) exclave and the centre of Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam Centraal station

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Aerial photograph of Amsterdam Central station, 1920–1940.
Amsterdam Centraal station, designed by Pierre Cuypers, c. 1890–1900.
First station roof (1889), designed by L.J. Eijmer, as seen from platform 2.
Amsterdam Centraal station at night, 2001
Amsterdam Centraal station from the side
Metro train at Centraal Station
Amsterdam Metro network
Stationsplein, tram stop for routes 1, 2, 5, 13, 17
A GVB route 33 bus leaves Amsterdam Centraal.
An EBS bus at the new bus station.
IJ lake ferry at Amsterdam Centraal.
EYE Film Institute Netherlands

Amsterdam Centraal Station (Station Amsterdam Centraal ; abbreviation: Asd) is the largest railway station in Amsterdam, North Holland, the Netherlands.

Amsterdam Centraal is the northern terminus of Amsterdam Metro routes 51, 53, 54, and stop for 52 operated by municipal public transport operator GVB.

Gemeente Vervoerbedrijf

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Amsterdam Metro Network
Amsterdam Tram Network
Amsterdam Metro
Amsterdam Tram
Amsterdam Bus
Amsterdam Ferry

The Gemeente Vervoerbedrijf Amsterdam ([χəˈmɛɪntə fɛɹˈfuːɹbədɾæɪf ɑmstəɹˈdɑm])(GVB; English: Amsterdam Municipality Transportation Company) is the municipal public transport operator for Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, operating metro, tram, bus and ferry services in the metropolitan area of Amsterdam.

In addition, a new metro line, the North/South line was opened on 22 July 2018.

Amsterdam Zuid station

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Overview of the station. To the right of the station, the HQ of ABN Amro is just visible.
Combino tram at Amsterdam Zuid station. Note that this photo was taken when trams still had their stop inside the station, rather than the current two stops just outside.
View of the station from between the Zuidas offices.

Amsterdam Zuid ("Amsterdam South") is a railway station situated in the borough of Amsterdam-Zuid in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

, Amsterdam Zuid also has a metro station served by 3 lines (50, 51, 52) of the Amsterdam Metro, and two tram stops (Station Zuid and Parnassusweg) served by tram lines 5 and 25.


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Municipality in the province of North Holland, Netherlands with a population of 89,918 It is a suburban part of the Amsterdam metropolitan area.

Municipality in the province of North Holland, Netherlands with a population of 89,918 It is a suburban part of the Amsterdam metropolitan area.

Map of Nieuwer-Amstel, 1865–1870
Topographic map of Amstelveen, September 2014
KPMG head office
Downtown Amstelveen
Line 25 tram leaving the Amstelveen Poortwachter stop
Jan Peter Balkenende, 2006
Jan Cornelis Hofman, self portrait, 1929
Famke Janssen, 2013
Jolanda de Rover, 1981
Robbert Schilder, 2008
Brandweer, Amstelveen
Paulus Kerk
Boathouse Bosbaan

The name Amstelveen comes from the Amstel, a local river (as does the name Amsterdam) and veen, meaning fen, peat, or moor.

Tram line 25 replaced a portion of Metro line 51 that used to run between Amsterdam Zuid station and Westwijk.


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Original highrise and urban renewal low-rise homes in Bijlmermeer
Amsterdamse Poort shopping centre, Bijlmermeer
Stadsdeelkantoor ('district office') (2006) at Anton de Komplein, Bijlmermeer

Amsterdam-Zuidoost ("Amsterdam-Southeast") is a borough (stadsdeel) of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

In 1977, Amsterdam's first metro line was opened, connecting Zuidoost to the city center and Amsterdam Centraal.

Amsterdam Amstel station

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Opening by Queen Wilhelmina (1939).
Mural by Peter Alma (1939).
Sculpture Terugblik (Retrospect, 1939) by Theo van Reijn.

Amsterdam Amstel (abbreviation: Asa) is a railway station in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Metro, tram and city bus services are provided by municipal operator GVB.

Combino tram in the Plantage neighbourhood, in front of the Wertheimpark

Trams in Amsterdam

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Combino tram in the Plantage neighbourhood, in front of the Wertheimpark
Combino tram in the Plantage neighbourhood, in front of the Wertheimpark
In the late 19th century, Dam Square was the centre of the horse-drawn tramway network.
In 1922, the horses of the Sloten horsecar line were replaced by tram-hauling buses, such as this one in Jacob Marisstraat.
A twin axle tram in 1929; this tram type was used until 1968.
Drieasser 3-axle tram cars 533+987 at the Electric Tramway Museum Amsterdam, at Haarlemmermeerstation (Haarlemmermeer railway station). This tram type was used between 1948 and 1983.
Articulated trams in Amsterdam: Zesasser 6-axle in the original grey, and bi-articulated in yellow.
Old articulated tram at the Ceintuurbaan / Ferdinand Bolstraat intersection. This tram type was used between 1957 and 2004.
Yellow Amsterdam tram, series 725–779. This tram type was used between 1974 and 2003. The line colour is shown beside the line number.
'De Red Crosser' 3001 (ex-767) with facilities serving people with disabilities (including a lift). This tram was used between 2003 and 2016.
Achtasser bi-articulated no 797 on the Europaplein in Amsterdam-Zuid. This tram type was used between 1979 and 2015.
Amsterdam tram line 5 from central Amstelveen to central Amsterdam with bidirectional BN-tram built in 1989.
A Combino on the newest Amsterdam tram line, Line 26, opened in 2005, to the new district of IJburg.
Interior of an Amsterdam Combino with conductor's cabin.
The Scheepvaarthuis.
The proposed network for 2018, after the opening of the North–south line.
Line 25 on opening day with 15G tram leaving stop Amstelveen Poortwachter.

The Amsterdam Tram (Amsterdamse tram[ˌɑmstəɹˈdɑmsə tɾɛm]) is a tram network in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

It dates back to 1875 and since 1943 has been operated by municipal public transport operator Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf (GVB), which also runs the Amsterdam Metro and the city bus and ferry services.

Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA station

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View from Metro Platform
Platform layout
Under construction
Platform under construction
Platform under construction
Platform under construction
Under construction
Under construction
Heineken Music Hall, Pathe ArenA and Station Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA
Sign on the platform showing the station name
The station just before the 2007 re-opening.

Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA (abbreviation: Asb), previously named Amsterdam Bijlmer (1971–2006), is a railway station in the Bijlmermeer neighbourhood of stadsdeel (borough) Amsterdam-Zuidoost in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The station has five platforms and eight tracks; two for the Amsterdam Metro and six train tracks, along with a bus station.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Main international airport of the Netherlands.

Main international airport of the Netherlands.

A Ford being used to power a winch for towing gliders at Schiphol in 1933
The air traffic control tower at Schiphol in 1960
Airplanes and service vehicles on the apron in 1965
Map showing the six runways of Schiphol
The main entry of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Check-in hall interior at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
KLM Cargo Boeing 747-400ERF on the Taxiway Bridge crossing the Highway A4 E19.
Schiphol Tower
All the airport's 6 runways viewed from an aeroplane taking off at dawn.
Schiphol Group offices
The Convair Building, which houses KLM Cityhopper and KLM offices, and the original Schiphol control tower
The construction of the tunnel and railway station in 1992
The crash site of El Al Flight 1862 in 1992
The crash site of Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 on 25 February 2009
Queues to the security control in June 2022

It is located 9 km southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer in the province of North Holland.

The airport is also preparing for a connection to the Amsterdam Metro network, in preparation a piece of land has been acquired.

The square with the Waag in 2020


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The square with the Waag in 2020
Nieuwmarkt in 1890

Nieuwmarkt (New Market) is a square in the centre of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The metro, however, was constructed, and Nieuwmarkt is now a station on the Amsterdam metro (subway) system.