Tip: you can write on a laminated map with a felt-tip pen, and erase the text later with a wet paper napkin.
Cito and Falk are the best known map makers in the Netherlands. There is little chance you will find their maps in a non Dutch internet book shop but you will certainly find them in all kinds of shops in Amsterdam, for instance in the AKO book shops.
9789065801777 Municipality and vicinity, 109 x 245 mm, scale 1:14,700, €4.95
9789065802057 Center only, 91x191 mm when folded, scale 1:10,000, €3.95
9789065801920 Municipality and contiguous vicinity, 102 pages, spiral binding, 143 x 226 mm, scale 1:13,500, €8.95
9789065801593 Center only,105x150 mm when folded, scale 1:10,800, €3.50
9789065801876 Especially for cyclists. Municipality and vicinity, 105 x 244 mm, scale 1:13,500, €4.95
9789065802095 Especially for cyclists. Contains from west to east: the beach, Haarlem, Amsterdam, Hilversum and the new town Almere. 105 x 244 mm when folded, scale 1:50,000, €5.50. In this map you can see the the nodes ('knooppunten') of the Cycle Nodes Network. In the map, these are green dots with a number in it that represent reference points on the road. Between reference points there are also signposts, leading cyclists to these reference points. No bus and tram routes.
9789028701380 Municipality and vicinity, 119 x 228 mm when folded, scale 1:15,000, €4.95. No bus and tram routes.
9789028717855 Center only. Dutch and English tourist information. 78x108 mm or twice a creditcard when folded. Scale 1:10,000
9789028711464 Center only, 110x210 mm when folded, scale 1:10,000, €3.95. No bus and tram routes.
9789028712836 Municipality and contiguous vicinity, 94 pages, spiral binding, 119 x 228 mm, scale 1:10,000, €9.95. No bus and tram routes.
Maps from abroad
9781848364851 Rough Guides; Map (edition March 1, 2010) My favorite tourist map, conveniently arranged and comprehensive. Easy to handle and easy to fold. Leave your guide book in your hotel and rely on this map!
9781858289977 Rough Guides; Map (edition May 16, 2002). Look here for the customer reviews
9783937994000 Amsterdam Laminated Pocket Map by Pocket-Pilot 3.7 x 3.6 x 0.4 inches
9783707909197 Amsterdam F&B Laminated Scale 1:10,000
9781931257299 Streetwise Amsterdam Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Amsterdam, scale 1:9,000
9781740596381 Lonely Planet Amsterdam City Map.
. At the information desks of most museums you can get 'Amsterdam Museums Free Map - Guide to 37 Museums' with a short description and the web site of each museum plus a street map of the center with all the museums and the tram routes.
. At the information desk of the PTA (Passenger Terminal Amsterdam), where the cruise ships moor, you can get a map with a street index and 55 museums and other sights and tram routes.
. There is a detachable map of the center in every copy of the Amsterdam Magazine. This free monthly magazine "is distributed at hundreds of locations in Amsterdam including many hotels, popular tourist attractions, restaurants, bars and shops. For those on their way home or just passing through Amsterdam with a connecting flight, we are freely available at all four Schiphol airport lounges." Click here and find some of the addresses. The map shows museums, restaurants, hotels etc. but without street index or tram routes. The previous issues of the magazine are fully on their site, but without the map.
Maps on Internet:
On maps.google.nl we can see almost anything. You can fill in "Emmastraat, Amsterdam", "Emmastraat 100, Amsterdam", "Hotel Zandbergen, Amsterdam", "Schiphol", "American Consulate, Amsterdam" or "Consulat Francais, Amsterdam" etc. and you will often find what you need. You can find the names of the bus, tram and metro stops and railway stations by zooming in so much that you can see most of the street names. When the cursor then hovers over a little blue and square icon the name of a stop or station will appear. You may click on this icon for more information in Dutch. When you zoom in once or twice more you can try the same for museums, hotels etc. The little male figure (on top of the slider for zooming in and out) can mostly be dragged to some place on the map; after releasing the mouse button you can ride in virtual reality through the streets or the countryside and look around.
In the paragraph Accessible Amsterdam (on the page By Car of this site) you will read about an informative PDF file that you may print and take to Amsterdam.
Lonely Planet Amsterdam Map, powered by Google Click on 'Show Map' if necessary. Sights, shopping, restaurants and entertainment in Amsterdam and Haarlem. (refresh the Lonely Planet internet page if you can not read 'Sights, shopping, restaurants and entertainment' anymore)
A summary map of the GVB (municipal public transport company). When the cursor hovers over a colored dot with a number in it, the name and the accessibility will appear. You may click on If you prefer a listing in text, click here and see a list of museums etc. where you can click for the web sites of the museums.