OV-Chipcard (OV-Chipkaart): What is an OV-chipcard and how can I use it in the Netherlands?
(Last edited: Monday, 22 June 2020, 4:00 PM)
In the Netherlands, the easiest way to take the bus, train, subway, or tramway is to use an OV-Chipcard (PT Smart Card). The costs for the OV-Chipkaart itself is €7,50 and can be bought at https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/purchase-an-ov-chipkaart.htm or at the local NS-service points. There are two different OV cards.
The first is a personalised OV-chipcard, which allows for putting a photo on it and season tickets can be loaded here.
The second option is an anonymous card, not registered to a name. The company will not be able to know who is traveling with this card.
Note: Season tickets can only be loaded on the personalised card.
Further details on 'How to use the OV-chipcard' can be accessed via: https://www.wittenborg-online.com/mod/glossary/showentry.php?eid=221.