Getting around with Holland transport
Delta, Martinair, Singapore Airlines, Continental, KLM/Northwest and United are the airlines that serve Amsterdam's sleek, glassy Schiphol Airport daily.
The Nederlandse Spoorwegen, is the national rail company of Holland, they are very efficient and over many comfortable safe trips. Traveling by train in Holland tends to be much faster than traveling by bus. The "Sneltreins" are the fastest trains, whereas the "Stoptreins" stop at almost every station. Eurail and InterRail are valid in the Netherlands.
A nationalized fare system covers city buses, trams and long-distance buses. Holland is divided into zones, the number of strips on a "strippenkaart" required depends on the number of zones through which you travel. If you travel only through one zone you will be required to give on strip and if you travel through two zones you will be required to give two strips. Tickets can be bought from bus drivers but generally they are cheaper when they are bought in bulk. Riding without a ticket can result into a 30 Euro fine.
The roads in Holland are well maintained. There are numerous car rental companies in Holland, but driving a car in Holland is quite expensive due to high fuel prices. Americans and Australians need to have a international license if their insurance doesn't cover them abroad, they'll also need a green insurance car in order to drive legally in Holland or rent a car.
Cycling is the best method of traveling in Holland - everyone uses bikes. The distances between the cites are short and the countryside is super flat, with no hills and slopes. Most streets in Holland have separate bike lanes, which you are required to use. Bike rental companies are everywhere, but you can also rent one from a train station or a hostel.