This is a time-lapse of my tram ride on Tram #2 from Amsterdam train station to Prinsengracht. A historic tram line that has been running for the past 116 years!
The Amsterdam tram line #2 was set on 28 December 1903. Back then, it has a much shorter service. Nowadays, Tram #2 travels to all the major part of Amsterdam’s tourist attractions on its route. Always a pleasant ride!
Here are the first of its 10 tram stops starting from Amsterdam train station and all the highlights nearby:
>> Centraal Station
>> Nieuwezijds Kolk – Steps away from retail stores, 10-minute walk to Oude Kerk (Old Church) and the Red Light District.
>> Dam – A stone throw away from the famous Dam Square, Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) and Madame Tussauds. About 10-minute walk to Anne Frank House, Homomonument and Westerkerk (Western Church).
>> Spui – A couple of minutes away from Amsterdam Museum, hidden courtyard of the Begijnhof, Amsterdam’s famous shopping district called the “9 Streets”, Allard Pierson Museum and just across the Singel canal (the first of the four canals of the UNESCO Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring).
>> Koningsplein – steps away from Bloemenmarkt (Amsterdam’s world famous floating flower market), more shopping streets and several museums in the vicinity such as the Grachtenhuis Museum where you can learn about Amsterdam canal houses.
>> Keizersgracht – right on the third canals of the UNESCO Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring.
>> Prinsengracht & >> Leidseplein – both of these tram stops are surrounded by Amsterdam’s leading entertainment hotspots with overwhelming selection of bars, restaurants, clubs and casinos.
>> Rijksmuseum – distance away from the famous Rijksmuseum, Museumplein, Royal Coster Diamonds and where “I amsterdam” sign used to be located. A sprint from Vondelpark.
>> Van Baerlestraat – just a stretch from Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Moco Museum.
>> Museumplein – next to the Het Concertgebouw; considered one of the finest concert halls in the world.
For the tourists interested to go on this tram ride …
One adult Day Ticket (Dutch: dagkaart) costs €8.00 while Day Ticket for a child (4 to 11 years old) cost €4.00. Day Ticket is valid for 24 hours from the first check-in on all GVB trams, (night) buses and subways. https://en.gvb.nl/gvb-dag-meerdagenkaart
Tram line #2 has been named one of the world’s best tram rides by the National Geographic magazine. It is a great way to witness the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam anytime of the day!