Amsterdam is renowned for attractions suited for a variety of travelers. This compact city has the excitement of a modern metropolis, without the disadvantages big cities have. World famous canals line the city, creating 60 miles of waterways and adding to the beauty of the surroundings. They also reduce traffic, making Amsterdam pedestrian-friendly. Renowned for its cycle-friendly attitude, renting a bicycle will get you anywhere you want. However, public transport via trams, metros, and buses is also excellent and affordable. Buy the OV chip card (OV-chipkaart) at a ticket vending machine or counter, or ask the driver for a tourist pass, to help you use public transportation to navigate the city during your stay.