Some people in the United States have a bad image of public transportation or have no idea how efficient it can be in Europe. This video is a primer for those who don’t have much experience with public transportation and, even for those of us who do, it gives some basic instruction for those few times that we will venture out with public transportation as a group. Is that even possible? Yes!
Beneath video 7 are two other brief videos to give you a different and specific perspective on using public transportation in both Paris and Amsterdam. Highly recommended! If you are just really fascinated by this stuff, you can Google tons more.
You can use maps in the stations to figure out how to get from point A to point B in both cities. However, I recommend you download a couple of apps onto your smartphone and using public transportation will suddenly become a snap. I use MetrO Kinevia on my iPhone and have used it for years. It’s simple accurate and good for just about any city in the world with public transportation. I’m not sure it’s still available for Android. In Amsterdam, 9292 is a very handy app to determine the best routes to get to all the places you want to go. As you can imagine, on either the Apple App Store or Google’s Play Store you can find gazillions of competing apps and knock yourself out finding the one you like the best. But, I do recommend you learn to use an app or two to help you navigate both cities. To be honest, if you have an iPhone, the latest version of apps gives you great information on using public transportation or walking from Point A to Pain B.