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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
€1.20 per crossing / 10 crossings for €9.
Ringvaart ferry service
1431 AZ Aalsmeer
Telephone: 0900 1852