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When visiting a new area, it is always sensible to do your research prior to travelling. On this page, you'll find some useful information and links to help you be as prepared as possible for your holiday or business trip.

Amsterdam Tourist Information
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Amsterdam - The City.

The VVV is the official tourist information office in Amsterdam. It is efficient and friendly, but can become very busy especially during the summer and the queues can be quite long.

The VVV has two outlets in Amsterdam, one just opposite the Central Station and one on the corner of Leidseplein/Leidsestraat. There is also a “Buro De Change” situated next to the VVV on the Leidseplein. You can also call the VVV at 0900-4004040, but it costs €0.50 per minute.


Finding a place to change money in Amsterdam is easy, but chances are you have to pay a hefty commission. A lot of places advertise 'no commission', but the small print usually reads that this is only when purchasing foreign currency only, not if you want Euro.

The best thing is to avoid changing money altogether and get your money from one of the many ATMs machine. If you have a Euro pass or Cirrus on your bankcard, you can take money from most ATM machine around the city. It seems that there are never enough machines, because there are always people waiting in line. A lot of restaurants around the city accept credit cards but always carry some cash just in case or ask before ordering. You can also obtain cash withdrawals from most ATM’s with all major credit cards, but this is usually more expensive due to the service charge.

If you do change money, GWK is a good option, right in the middle of Central Station and elsewhere, especially for smaller amounts. For larger amounts shop around, some of the smaller exchanges have good deals.

Emergency Contact Numbers.

Emergency: 112

Police: 0900-8844

Lost and Found station: 020 5593005

Directory Assistance: 0900-8008

Public Transport Information: 0900-9292 (75ct/min)

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