In the Netherlands it’s easy to get around by public transport like bus or train.
All means of public transport require a so-called OV-chipkaart (Public Transport chip card), a smart card that is valid on the bus, tram, metro, train and ferry.
Using the OV chip card
The single-use chip card is good for occasional travellers. You can buy it at an NS ticketing machine at the train station or at a service desk. Single-use chip cards do cost more per trip than ‘anonymous chip cards’. You don’t have to charge credit to the single-use card but you do have to check in and out when entering or leaving the bus, metro or train station.
If you intend to use the train more frequent, you can buy an ‘anonymous OV-chipkaart’. You can buy them at NS ticketing machines or the service desk. There is an initial fee of EUR 7.50 for an anonymous OV-chipkaart (which can also be used on buses, trams, metros and ferries). Prior to travelling, you must add credit to your anonymous OV-chipkaart, this can be done at an NS ticking machine. If you want to travel by train, you need at least 20 euros worth of credit on your OV-chipkaart! You must check in prior to every trip and check out at the end. Look for the OV-chipkaart pillars on the station.
Here you can read everything about the OV chipkaart
Here you find all information on taking a bus, metro, tram, train or ferry
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