Amsterdam gets scooter taxis

To add to its already excellent and varied public transport system Amsterdam now has a scooter taxi company, called Hopper, launched at the beginning of October. The price of a single ride is a flat-rate €2.50 so it is on a par with the bus and tram system. Payment is by cash or credit card.

The service operates from 08.00-20.00 Monday to Friday in the ZuidAs area of the city and clients can either flag down the lime-green scooters in the street, call for a ride or book on the website.

At the moment the company has 100 electrically-powered scooters that have an autonomy of 130 km on a fully-charged battery. Hopper says that if it is successful in Amsterdam it could expand to The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht.

Hopper has private and public financial support and has the backing of the city and national railways.

General Info

Website www.myhopper.nl
SHARE
Wanted in Europe
Wanted in Europe
Wanted in Europe, part of the Wanted Worldwide network, is a website in English for expatriates in Europe established in 2006. We cover Europe's news stories that may be of interest to English speaking residents along with tourists as well. Our publication also offers classifieds, photos, information on events, museums, churches, galleries, exhibits, fashion, food, and local travel.
67709
Previous article Buy local Jersey products
Next article Catalonia elections early