Travel to Aalsmeer

When you go somewhere, you want to know what to expect. Especially when it comes to transport and accessibility. And where can you turn if you need more information? On this page we give you as much practical information as possible about travelling by car, bus and ferry. Do you have any questions? Please call or email the municipality of Aalsmeer and we will help you to get on your way as soon as possible.

By Car

Aalsmeer is easily accessible by car, and you can also get to Schiphol, Amsterdam or the coast quickly from here. Aalsmeer is centrally located in the Randstad and close to major roads, such as the A4 motorway. This means that you are nearly always close to your destination.

Within the municipality

You can go anywhere in the municipality by car, such as the old town, the flower auction and the various hotspots, cafes and restaurants in Aalsmeer. You can also get to the Westeinderplassen by car. Please bear in mind that not all locations in this area are easily accessible by car and parking may be limited, especially on nice days.

Parking

Do you want information about disabled parking, parking regulations, parking disc zones and parking exemptions? Please visit the page on the municipality of Aalsmeer website.

By public transport

You can go everywhere by bus around Aalsmeer and the surrounding area. Connexxion buses go all over the municipality, and there is always a bus stop close by. Travelling to outside the area, buses run to Haarlem, Schiphol and Amsterdam. Connexxion provides public transport in Aalsmeer. These are the bus lines:

  • 357: Aalsmeer-Amstelveen-Amsterdam Elandsgracht
  • 358: Kudelstaart-Aalsmeer-Amstelveen-station Amsterdam Zuid
  • 340: Haarlem-Hoofddorp-Aalsmeer-Uithoorn-Mijdrecht
  • 342: Uithoorn-Aalsmeer-Schiphol, not via Hortensiaplein (take one of the other bus lines)
  • 198: Aalsmeer-Schiphol Zuid via Aalsmeer Dorp
  • 171: Aalsmeer-Amstelveen-Amsterdam Bijlmer/ArenA (evenings and weekend only Aalsmeer-Amstelveen)
  • N57 (Thursday until Saturday) Amsterdam-Amstelveen-Aalsmeer (night line)
  • N42 Uithoorn-Aalsmeer-Schiphol (night line)

You can find more information on the Connexxion website or on 9292. Travel for less in Amsterdam and the surrounding area with the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket.

By ferry

Aalsmeer is a wetland village. That may be the reason why you are visiting. The Westeinderplassen is a large and unique water sports area with many marinas, restaurants and a real surf island in the bay. A diverse recreation area where you can completely relax and let off steam.

The Westeinderplassen network

The Westeinderplassen is connected by the Ringvaart to the Kagerplassen, Nieuwe Meer and many more canals and lakes around the Haarlemmermeer. The Westeinderplassen is made up of one large and several small lakes which form a rich and unexpected wetland area. Grassy islands are characteristic of the area, and some of these are accessible to the public. A network of small channels connects the lakes, and there are beautiful marinas along the banks.

Ringvaart ferry service

Cyclists and pedestrians can cross the Ringvaart from the Haarlemmerpolder thanks to a Ringvaart motor ferry service. The ferry connects Aalsmeer at the end of Uiterweg to Rijsenhout. The service provider is Waterwolf Dienstverlening, on behalf of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer.

The Ringvaart ferry service is open from Monday to Friday, from 7:00 to 17:45. This ferry service is also open on weekends from mid-April to mid-September, from 10:00 to 17:45. The ferry also operates during the Art Trail on the third weekend in September.

Prices

€1.20 per crossing / 10 crossings for €9.

Contact details

Ringvaart ferry service
Uiterweg 426
1431 AZ Aalsmeer
Telephone: 0900 1852