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The payment method for public transport in the Netherlands

The OV-chipkaart is the payment method for public transport in the Netherlands. If you carry an OV-chipkaart with you, you will no longer need to think about individual tickets. You load credit onto the card in Euro or add a travel product, such as a single journey, a monthly pass for commuting or a season ticket. Now you're ready to travel.

Personal OV-chipkaart € 7,50

What are the advantages?

  • can be used with an age discount
  • credit can be loaded automatically
  • can be used with personal passes
  • online overview of journeys made and costs
  • can be blocked in case of loss or theft
  • card delivered to your home address
  • valid for 5 years

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Anonymous OV-chipkaart € 7,50

What are the advantages?

  • can be used by more than one person (not at the same time)
  • can be purchased at stations, newsagents, counters, supermarkets
  • valid for 4 to 5 years
  • suggested retail price is € 7,50

Find selling point

Did you know that the over -60s and children can travel at discounted fares?

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Renewal

After 5 years your personal OV-chipkaart will expire and you can renew your card. Your credit will be returned to your bank account. Products will be transferred to your new card.

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Tourists

There is no separate OV-chipkaart for tourists. Tourists can use an anonymous card or a disposable OV-chipkaart.

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