Amsterdam’s new taxi’s: the best in town

Photo: autoweek.nl

Photo: autoweek.nl

Recently two new taxi companies started to offer their services in Amsterdam:
Uber and Ugo. This is good news, because we used to have some difficulties concerning taxi’s every now and then in Amsterdam.  Although it seems TCA the ‘old’ Amsterdam taxi company has improved its services over time, it’s good to have an impulse to improve service and especially to lower the rates, because taxi’s are known to be quite expensive in Amsterdam.

Both Uber and Ugo claim their services are better and their rates are lower, compared to the current taxi companies in Amsterdam.

Please notice: for both Uber and Ugo (the website is in Dutch but the app is in English too) you have to register or install the app before you can use their services, but that will only take a minute.

taxi’s: almost as bad as in Ljubljana

taxi strike at central station in 1950, photo Ben van Meerendonk

Try not to take a taxi on Central Station or on any of the big public ranks as Leidseplein. The drivers of these cars don’t know their way around, yes I know it’s no advertising for a city like ours. Hailing one at the street is difficult. If you need one, call TCA at 020-7777777. These chauffeurs are reliable and know their way around.  The good news: Schiphol taxi’s at the airport rank are all qualified and registered. More info on taxi’s.