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Taxis in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Taxi General Information and Tips


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Amsterdam Taxis

Amsterdam is famous for its pedestrian streets and bike paths, but when the weather is bad or if you’re travelling at night, taking a taxi may be a better option. Not only will an Amsterdam taxi get you to your destination quickly, but during the late hours and holidays when the public transport stops, it may be your only option. You can hail a taxi from the street, call one of the official Amsterdam taxi companies or walk to one of the many taxi ranks dotted around the city. 

Base Fare – €3.19

Price per km – €2.35


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much is an Amsterdam Taxi?

Taxis in Amsterdam are among some of the most expensive in the Netherlands, but the government has put a cap on the maximum prices the drivers can charge. The average price for a taxi journey in the city centre is around €10. Amsterdam taxi drivers will calculate your fee using a taximeter based on distance. 

Base fare – €3.19

Price per km (day and night) – €2.35

Waiting per minute – €0.39

It’s worth noting that taxis in Amsterdam may have extra charges for heavy luggage, pick-up from the airport or main train station, travelling during major holidays and waiting for one hour (€43.94).

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How to get a Taxi in Amsterdam

You can easily spot the official taxis in Amsterdam by their blue number plates, ‘TAXI” sign on top and the driver’s ID on the dashboard. Although Amsterdam is a major city in Europe, getting a taxi doesn’t quite work the same as other cities. Due to Amsterdam’s intertwined road network, it’s fairly difficult to hail a taxi from the street when you’re in the city centre. If you’re in the centre and want to use an Amsterdam taxi, you’re better off walking to one of the 50 taxi ranks available or calling a local taxi company. Keep in mind that if you do choose to call a company, you may incur extra charges for this service. 

Probably the easiest way to get a taxi in Amsterdam is from a taxi rank. These stops can be easily seen thanks to their large blue sign with “P-Taxi” written on it. You can find taxi ranks dotted around the centre and outskirts of the city, at all the major transport hubs and tourist spots, such as Amsterdam Central Station, Dam Square, Rembrandtplein, Waterlooplein, Neumarkt, Leidseplein and Museumplein. 

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Amsterdam Taxi Tips

  1. Although some taxi drivers in Amsterdam speak English, not all do. Be sure to keep a note of your destination so you can show your driver if needed.
  2. Make sure the taxi meter is at the base fare of €3.19 before beginning your journey.
  3. The rate per km is the same whether you’re travelling during the day or at night.
  4. The winding roads of Amsterdam can be a little disorientating. Be sure to use GoogleMaps if you think your driver is taking the wrong route.
  5. Be sure to keep change in Euros with you as most drivers don’t carry change for large bills.
  6. Amsterdam taxis can take up to 3 passengers only.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Amsterdam

Although standard taxis in Amsterdam don’t have wheelchair accessibility, there are many companies you can call and book a ride with if you need this assistance. Accessible Taxi, Staxi and Rolstoel Taxi are some of the most popular in the city. 

Amsterdam taxi safety and complaints

Although taking a taxi in Amsterdam is generally safe and moderated, each company has a different vetting process. The first thing is to make sure you are riding in a legal cab by checking for the official blue number plate. If you have a bad experience or feel you have been overcharged, be sure to ask your Amsterdam taxi driver for your receipt and then make a complaint by calling +31 (0900) 202 1881 or visiting www.taxiklacht.nl.

Frequently asked questions

Is a taxi expensive in Amsterdam?

Compared to other cities in the Netherlands, Amsterdam taxis are expensive. All taxis are charged using a taximeter based on distance. The starting fare is €3.19 and the price per km during the day and at night is €2.35.

How do you call a taxi in Amsterdam?

There are many taxi companies operating in Amsterdam. Some of the most popular are:
* Taxicantrale Amsterdam – +31 020 777 7777
* Staxi – +31 020 705 8888
* Taxistad – +31 020 208 0000
* Taxi Direct Amsterdam – +31 020 633 3333
*Taxi Electric – +31 088 100 444
If you do call a taxi, you may incur extra charges for this service.

Do you tip taxi in Amsterdam?

Although it’s not obligatory to tip your Amsterdam taxi driver, the city is a tourist destination, so most drivers have grown used to being tipped. If you had a good journey, we recommend adding no more than 10% to your final bill as a tip.

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