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
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Same price as a regular Taxi from the line
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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.
Booking your Amsterdam Transfer in Advance
Knowing that your Amsterdam transfer is taken care of, will be there on time and has a set-rate really takes your mind off things. Also, If you’re out late partying in Amsterdam, or the bad winter weather hits, you don’t want to have to wait around for your ride. That’s why booking your Amsterdam taxi in advance is a great idea. If you want to take advantage of the best prices, English-speaking drivers and top-rated services, then we suggest booking your taxi with Welcome Pickups.
Amsterdam Taxi Tips
- 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.
- Make sure the taxi meter is at the base fare of €3.19 before beginning your journey.
- The rate per km is the same whether you’re travelling during the day or at night.
- 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.
- Be sure to keep change in Euros with you as most drivers don’t carry change for large bills.
- 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.