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Amsterdam’s Tram Line 2

Amsterdam’s Tram Line 2 is renowned as one of the best tram routes in the world for sightseeing. This iconic line takes you on a picturesque journey through the heart of the city, passing by some of Amsterdam’s most famous landmarks and cultural hotspots. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, hopping on Tram 2 is an excellent way to explore the beauty and charm of Amsterdam.

Main stops along tram line 2

Tram 2 Amsterdam
Tram 2 Amsterdam
  • Tram stop 1. Amsterdam Centraal Station | main transportation hub of the city.
  • Tram stop 3. Dam | the historic center of Amsterdam. Here, you can visit the Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk, and the National Monument. It’s also a great place for shopping and dining.
  • Tram stop 7. Leidseplein | Leidseplein is one of Amsterdam’s most vibrant squares, bustling with theaters, restaurants, and nightclubs. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy live performances, dine in a variety of international restaurants, or simply people-watch.
  • Tram stop 8. Museumplein | Museumplein, home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, and the Concertgebouw. This cultural hub is a must-visit for art and music lovers.
  • Tram stop 9. Corn. Schuytstraat | A short ride from Museumplein, Vondelpark is Amsterdam’s largest and most famous park. It’s an ideal place to relax, have a picnic, or rent a bike and explore the lush greenery and scenic paths.
  • Tram stop 10. Valeriusplein | In this residential area, two hotels close to the tram line 2 stop are Hotel Aadam Whilhelmina and Hotel Apple In. At hotels are 3-star hotels.

Operating hours tram 2

Tram Line 2 operates daily, with frequent service throughout the day:

  • Weekdays: 6:00 AM to 12:30 AM
  • Weekends: 7:00 AM to 12:30 AM

During peak hours, trams run approximately every 7-10 minutes, ensuring you won’t have to wait long to continue your journey. If you want to know the exact times of tram line 2 in Amsterdam check 9292.

How to get a ticket for tram 2

Public transport in Amsterdam is operated by the public transport company GVB. Buying a ticket for Tram Line 2 is simple and easy. Here are a few options:

  • GVB tickets: Available at ticket machines at tram stops and GVB service points throughout the city. These machines accept both cash and card payments.
  • GVB day ticket: Want to travel more often with public transport in Amsterdam? Then buy a day ticket. There are day tickets for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 days. Reserve your public transport day ticket in advance via the online ticketshop.
  • Onboard check-in: You can also pay simply by holding your debit or credit card against the checkin device. Once you are off, remember to hold the same card against the device again to check out. This way, you only pay for this ride.
  • Amsterdam Travel Ticket: This all-in-one travel card allows unlimited travel on trams, buses, and trains within Amsterdam for 1-3 days. It’s perfect for tourists and can be purchased at train stations, GVB service points, and online. Reserve your ticket in our ticketshop.
  • Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket: Same as the Amsterdam Travel Ticket but now also including public transport outside Amsterdam like Zaanse Schans, Zandvoort Beach and during spring Keukenhof Gardens and the tulip fields. Reserve your ticket in our ticketshop.
  • Public Transport Chip Card (OV-chipkaart): A reusable card that can be loaded with credit and used on all public transportation in the Netherlands. These are available at stations, GVB offices, and selected shops.