Buy & charge
Fares & public transport
Before you start travelling you need to buy and charge your OV-chipkaart
This can be done by charging an amount of money (travel on account). A travel product can be a season ticket that is only valid in a certain area.
Charging the OV-chipkaart can be done at an OV-company sales office or at a machine. With a personal OV-chipkaart it is possible to select automatic charging. In that case, when your account has reached a certain balance, an additional amount will automatically be withdrawn from your bank account and loaded directly to your OV-chipkaart.