You will notice that you will have less need to catch cabs in Holland than you would in other countries. The main reason for this is the excellent and affordable public transportation. We recommend that you use the public transportation system if you wish to cover longer distances.
In the major cities, various taxi companies offer their services. Taxis are easily recognizable by the ‘Taxi’ sign on the roof of the car. In these cities, you can wait for an available taxi at a taxi rank. Alternatively, you can book a taxi by telephone with a local taxi firm. In some cities, you may hail a cab in the street.
Tips and Maximum Fares
Before you get into a taxi, it’s wise to ask what the trip is going to cost you. Also check if the taximeter starts running the moment your trip starts in order to avoid discussions at the end. The maximum fare for up to four passengers in a taxi is EUR 7.50 for the call charge including the first two kilometers, and between EUR 0 and EUR 2.20 per kilometer as of the third kilometer. If you keep a taxi waiting, the maximum charge is EUR 33 per hour.
The maximum fare for taxi vans (five to eight persons) and vans for disabled people is EUR 12.20 for the call charge including the first two kilometers, and between EUR 0 and EUR 2.52 per kilometer as of the third kilometer. If you keep a taxi van waiting, the maximum charge is EUR 33 per hour.
The Train Taxi is a type of shared transportation system. You share the taxi with other passengers, and, therefore, you travel at a reduced rate. Train taxis take you to and from most railway stations in Holland.