Cheapest transport

  1. Get a second hand bike you can get a descent one for 50-100 euros. For the longer distances tram and metro are your friend.

  2. Watch out for stolen bikes on e.g. Facebook or Marktplaats. If you buy one you commit a crime.

  3. ''Don’t forget to spend some money in a good lock''. Best piece of advice! It is not uncommon to find yourself in the situation that your lock is more expensive than your bike.

  4. It’s funny that you use ‘legitimate seller’ and ‘Fietspiraat’ in almost the same sentence haha.

  5. Definitely a bike, but if you prefer public transport as a student it's free! You need a personal OV card and apply for it via DUO

  6. If you are planning to go outside of Amsterdam a lot, consider a 'daluren abonnement'. For 5 euros per month, you get 40% discount on your trip during the 'daluren' (weekdays 0.00 - 6.30, 9.00 - 16.00 and 18.30 - 0.00. During the weekends and holidays, you get the discount all day). I believe this is only when you are travelling with NS.

  7. Free public transport is only for Dutch students. If you want to get a cost free ov as a forgein study, you should then get a job with at least 16h a week, than you get it for free

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