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Fares & public transport

OV-chipkaart

Choose an OV-chipkaart that suits you best

You can buy a Personal OV-chipkaart, an Anonymous OV-chipkaart or a Disposable OV-chipkaart. Here you can find the features and selling points.

Personal OV-chipkaart
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  • Can be used for season tickets
  • Can be loaded automatically
  • Can not be used by anyone else
  • Your photo, name and date of birth will be on the card
  • It is suited for travelling with a discount
  • You can block the card in case it gets lost or stolen
  • Provides an online overview of your travel history
Selling points You can apply for a personal OV-chipkaart on OV-chipkaart.nl or on the website of the Public transport companies.
Anonymous OV-chipkaart
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  • Can be used by more than one person (not at the same time)
  • Valid for 4 to 5 years
  • You can not block this card in case it gets lost or stolen
Selling points
  • outlets and information points
  • machine at the station

You can find selling points on OV-chipkaart.nl.

Disposable/Single-use OV-chipkaart
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  • A card with a certain product
  • Suited for one time use only, or for a short period
  • It is not possible to load credit or products onto the card after purchasing it
Selling points
  • Can be purchased from the public transport companies
  • Ticket Vending and Add Value machines

Travelling with the OV-chipkaart

Before you start travelling you need to load balance on your OV-chipkaart. You need to check in and check out, when travelling, also when you have to change. Sometimes the card reader is in the bus or the tram, and sometimes on the platform.