METROBITS - Unearthing the world's subways' details since 2004


Printer-friendly Printer-friendly




Date of opening16 Oct 1977
Network length32.7 km (20.32 mi)
Lines4        Line history
Stations per line8.25
Avg. station distance1,128 m (0.70 mi)
Avg. line length8.18 km (5.08 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 14 Sep 2008
Sneltram not included (9.8 km, 19 stations; 'Metros in Holland')
System typeMetro
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)233,000 (as of 2009)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)7,120 (4,430)
Fare (10 km/10 stops; by UBS)2.09 EUR (as of 2009); gates, nationwide smartcard
TrackRight, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 750 V
Air-conditioned trainsM5 type train sets
Walk-through trainsM5 type train sets
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless lines
Platform screen doors
World Metro Database

Official map
Source: jpg, © 2010

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.

Transit mapsSystem map imagesö - moving trains

Upcoming Openings

 2017 – New North-South Line (52). New line, 9.5 km, 8 stations.

Guided Tours

Tours of the metro system, guided by experts. For dates and reservation contact the tour operator or check their website.

An excursion around the North-South Metro Line project, including an informative film and a short guided walk along the many construction places in the Old Centre. Duration: 2 up to 3 hours. From 22 euros per person. Tour operator: Top Tours BV.

Self-Guided Tour

Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts:

Line 53 was the first metro line and still has the most manifest metro characteristics. There's a viaduct several storeys tall between the stations Ganzenhoef and Gaasperplas. Line 50 has a massive flying junction near Van der Madeweg station. Line 50 has originally been planned as a ring line. The missing short stretch between Sloterdijk and Centraal Station can be travelled by suburban rail.


Exhibits in stations:
  • Waterlooplein: Permanent exhibition of aechaeological objects excavated during construction of this station.

Relationships with Other Metros

Hamburg Consult family
Members: Amsterdam, Athens, Dublin (DART), Hamburg (types DT2, DT3),
Characteristics: Hamburg's metro operator had been consultant to other cities until the 1970s, so the older train types in these cities look similar.

Metro Fonts

Typefaces designed exclusively for this metro:

Font NameDesignerYearSampleAvailabilityReference
M.O.L. Gerard

Departure Procedure and Sounds

An electronic "ding-dong" signal. There is also a "ding" and in a pre-recorded voice the next station name. At the terminus, the voice says "Endpunt".

Handpicked Resources Official website

Generic Links for Amsterdam Metro

Wikipedia entry at entry at
Railway Gazette search at
Discussion at
System photos at Google Images
City information at

Bookmark and Share

This page:

© 2004-2017

HomeCity PagesWorld Metro DatabaseMetro Arts & ArchitectureMetro LogosResourcesForumAbout

Browse by cities:

Opened: ...-1920, 1921-1960, 1961-1980, 1981-2000, 2001-...

Adana Algiers Almaty Amsterdam Ankara Antwerp Athens Atlanta Baku Baltimore Bangalore Bangkok Barcelona Beijing Belo Horizonte Berlin Bielefeld Bilbao Bochum Bonn Boston Brasilia Brescia Brussels Bucharest Budapest Buenos Aires Buffalo Bursa Busan Cairo Caracas Catania Changchun Changsha Charleroi Chengdu Chennai Chiba Chicago Chongqing Cleveland Cologne Copenhagen Daegu Daejeon Dalian Delhi Detroit Dnepropetrovsk Dongguan Dortmund Dubai Duesseldorf Duisburg Edmonton Esfahan Essen Frankfurt Fukuoka Fuzhou Gelsenkirchen Genoa Glasgow Guadalajara Guangzhou Gwangju Haifa Hamburg Hangzhou Hanover Harbin Hefei Helsinki Hiroshima Hong Kong Incheon Istanbul Izmir Jacksonville Jaipur Kamakura Kaohsiung Kazan Kharkov Kiev Kitakyushu Kobe Kolkata Kryvyi Rih Kuala Lumpur Kunming Kyoto Las Vegas Lausanne Lille Lima Lisbon London Los Angeles Ludwigshafen Lyon Madrid Malaga Manila Maracaibo Marseille Mashhad Mecca Medellin Mexico City Miami Milan Minsk Monterrey Montreal Moscow Muelheim Mumbai Munich Nagoya Naha Nanchang Nanjing Nanning Naples New York Newark Newcastle Ningbo Nizhny Novgorod Novosibirsk Nuremberg Oporto Osaka Oslo Palma de Mallorca Panama City Paris Perugia Philadelphia Pittsburgh Porto Alegre Poznan Prague Pyongyang Qingdao Recife Rennes Rio de Janeiro Rome Rotterdam Rouen Saint Louis Saint Petersburg Salvador Samara San Francisco San Juan Santiago Santo Domingo Sao Paulo Sapporo Seattle Sendai Seoul Seville Shanghai Shenyang Shenzhen Shiraz Singapore Sofia Stockholm Stuttgart Suzhou Sydney Tabriz Taipei Tama Tashkent Tbilisi Tehran The Hague Tianjin Tokyo Toronto Toulouse Turin Valencia Valencia Valparaiso Vancouver Vienna Volgograd Warsaw Washington Wuhan Wuppertal Wuxi Xian Yekaterinburg Yerevan Yokohama Zhengzhou
More cities...