Piet Heintunnel closed, use public transport!

Try riding tram 26 with a GVB day ticket for € 1 (instead of € 8,50)!

The Piet Heintunnel is closed to all traffic from 25 June 2021 to 2 December 2022. But no worries, just take tram 26! After all, tram 26 will continue to ride through the tunnel, and it's a good alternative to driving. Those who live or work on Zeeburgereiland, IJburg or in the immediate vicinity of the Piet Heintunnel can try out the economical tram 26. Together with the municipality of Amsterdam, we have created a nice promotion for you: a GVB day ticket for only € 1.

What do you get for € 1?
One GVB day ticket that allows you to travel on line 26 and all other GVB trams, buses, night buses and metros for a 24-hour period. Normally, such a ticket costs € 8.50.

How does it work?
  • Request a discount code using the link below. You won't have to pay yet.
  • You will then receive your discount code for the day ticket via e-mail.
  • You can redeem this discount code through 30 September 2022 in the GVB app or webshop. With this code, you can purchase a GVB day ticket for just € 1.
  • If you use the GVB app, your day ticket will remain valid for 30 days. As soon as you activate the ticket, you have 24 hours to use it for travel.
  • When you purchase a ticket via the webshop you have 30 days after payment to load your day ticket on your public transport chip card at a ticket collection machine. Your day ticket is then valid for 1 year. Good to know: once the ticket is loaded on your public transport chip card it will be used at your next GVB check-in, even if your public transport chip card has a different travel product.

What are the terms and conditions for the promotion?
  • A maximum of one GVB Day ticket for € 1 may be requested for each combination of e-mail address and postcode.
  • Participation is possible for residential or work addresses with the following postcodes: 1019, 1023, 1026, 1086, 1087, 1093, 1094 or 1095.
  • The period during which discount codes can be requested runs 30 September 2022 or earlier, as there is a limited number of discount codes.
  • The discount codes can be redeemed through 30 September 2022 in the GVB app or webshop.
View all the terms and conditions of the offer here.

We offer you the smart travel alternative

Tram 26 is running very frequently between Central Station and IJburg, and it will continue to run right through the Piet Heintunnel during the maintenance work there. With the exception of a few weekends, though. 
Due to the maintenance work, the tram temporarily cannot run through the tunnel and will be replaced by shuttle bus 76. This bus stops at all the tram stops and also at an extra stop near Rietlandpark. Because the tunnel is closed, the bus will run a different route, via the Amsterdamsebrug, Zeeburgerdijk and Panamalaan to the Piet Heinkade, and then further along the normal route. This results in extra travel time, especially during rush hour.

From Amstel Station and Muiderpoort Station, bus 37 is also a good alternative for the car. This bus runs between Amstel Station and Noord via Muiderpoort Station and Zeeburgereiland.

Tram 26 from P+R Zeeburg l, ll and lll

From P+R Zeeburg l and ll it is easy to transfer to tram 26 and bus 37. At P+R Zeeburg lll you can easily transfer to tram 26. How does P+R work, exactly? Read about it on the website of the municipality of Amsterdam.
Here you can also see whether there is still space available at the P+R location.

Public transport trip planner and tickets

What does your potential public transport trip look like, how much time does it take, and what is a useful public transport ticket? Plan with the trip planner before you travel. You will immediately see the price of your trip. Our advice tool helps you calculate which travel product best fits with your way of travelling.
Do you travel by public transport once in a while, or are you planning to travel more often by public transport? There is always a travel product to fit your way of travelling.

The GVB app: very handy!

You can easily plan your trip with the app. Indicate tram 26 and/or bus 37 as your favourite line and receive an alert if there is a disruption. In the app, you can even purchase a ticket and directly use it to travel. Read all about the handy GVB app here.