Main Post Office in Amstrerdam
Amsterdam Central Post Office is located in a proximity of Dam square (ca. 100 meters behind the Queens Palace). It is a convenient place to send your cards and letters overseas, especially when you are not sure how many stamps to put on. It is also a good place to send small parcels, to buy telephone cards and useful stationary.
Sending your postcards
Most of the postcards shops sell also stamps.
If you send your cards abroad, especially overseas, the quickest way is the priority mail. Cards and letters sent with a priority mail are usually delivered within couple of days. Using the priority mail, do not forget to put the blue priority mail label on your card or letter. As the mail service is largely automated, writing "Priority" or "Air Mail" will not do the trick, and your post will be delayed.
An express counter for small purchases is located on the left of the Central Post Office hall.
Postal boxes in the Netherlands are painted red or orange. Please note that the right hole on the box is for the local Amsterdam mail, and the left hole is for all other mail (Dutch: overige postcodes). The post is collected every day at 6 PM, except for Saturday.
Central Post Office contains also a division of the bank (Postbank), to the right in the main hall. Foreign currency exchange is possible, but not recommended. It will cost you a long wait and the exchange rate will be worse than in a specialized point in the city.
There is a convenient ATM machine inside the Central Post Office and several ATM's outside.
Mon-Fri: 7.30 - 18.30h
Sat: 7.30 -17.00h
Central Post Office in Amstrerdam