The Netherlands is a small country and public transport will take you almost anywhere you want to go. Consider buying a rail card; it really is worth the investment. The Netherlands has a dense railway network that offers frequent service and is the quickest way to travel between city centres.
For public transport travel information, including detailed travel directions, visit the 9292 door-to-door journey planner.
You don’t really need a car to get around in the Netherlands. So, what do you need then? International students tell you about the options, such as getting a bike or a public transportation card (OV-chip). They also share their personal experiences and tips.
Bikes are everywhere
The bicycle is the cheapest and easiest way to get around, especially if you live in a city. There are special cycling lanes on almost every road and other road users are used to cyclists.
Most Dutch people, regardless of their profession or status, have a bicycle. Buy a second-hand bike rather than a new one to save money. But also be sure to buy at least one strong lock!
The bicycle is the cheapest and easiest way to get around in the Netherlands, especially if you live in a city. But what is the best place to find a bicycle? What do you have to keep in mind when buying a bike? And what traffic rules apply to cyclists? Riya and Raghav have quite a lot of experience and tell you all you need to know.