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Jun 12th, 2019, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Myer View Post
I just read that the train supplement can be purchased as a separate disposable ticket.

Does that mean I can purchase one of those and only use it if/when I end up using a purchased ticket for a train that requires a supplement?
Yes, but make sure to buy it non-dated.

Again, this only applies to Intercity Direct between Schiphol and Rotterdam
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Jun 12th, 2019, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Tulips View Post
You are overthinking this; if you want to take a train outside Amsterdam, just go to the dutch rail site www.ns.nl. Put in your departing station and where you are going, and click on 'ticket' to buy one online. That ticket is valid for any train that day. It;s cheaper to buy online than at the machine. And much easier.

There may be an option to take a Thalys or other high-speed train; the site will tell you that there is a supplement for that. No need to take these trains within the Netherlands. Just take a regular train without supplement.

For travel in Amsterdam; just get a card from a machine and put some money on. You can see the balance when you get on/off the tram and can then decide to add more money to it if needed. You will not need much public transport in Amsterdam, it's very walkable.
The "get a card from the machine" will cost 7.50.
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Jun 12th, 2019, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Myer View Post
Tulips,
Thank you. You answered part of my question.

Are the train ticket only valid for a specific date or can they be used on any day within some range?

I agree with you that we probably won't use the public transportation system that much. Probably mostly to quickly get from the hotel area to the train station and back.

So why not just but some single use tickets?
Because there aren't any in the Dutch public transport system. You can buy a disposable chipcard that has 1 hour or 2 hours of travel on it.
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Jun 14th, 2019, 08:26 AM
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For tourist, occasional use the 1 hour, disposable OV-chipkaart seems to make sense.

Where can they be purchased? On trolley, In certain stores, etc?
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Jun 14th, 2019, 08:45 AM
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Also at train stations or GVB office opposite Centraal Station.
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Jun 14th, 2019, 11:18 AM
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Public transport does not accept cash payments - so if you buy on the tram/bus you need to have a debit card with a PIN. The Tranzer app may be off use to you, though I have no personal experience of it. Or go to one of the GVB offices, or one of the shops shown in the second link below.
https://en.gvb.nl/ontdek-amsterdam

https://reisinfo.gvb.nl/en/lagen/det...ieren-dagkaart
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Jun 14th, 2019, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Myer View Post
For tourist, occasional use the 1 hour, disposable OV-chipkaart seems to make sense.

Where can they be purchased? On trolley, In certain stores, etc?
Like PalenQ said: the big GVB opposite central station (there's also one at the back entrance, often far less busy), the machines inside the metro station and increasingly there are machines at "important" stops. Only card
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Jun 14th, 2019, 01:01 PM
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But not on the tram or bus or are there machines on trams and buses?
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Jun 14th, 2019, 01:08 PM
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No machines on trams and buses, and no cash payments. Not sure if GVB allows you to buy from the driver with a card or not, some bus companes do others don't because it delays the schedule.
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Jun 14th, 2019, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by hetismij2 View Post
No machines on trams and buses, and no cash payments. Not sure if GVB allows you to buy from the driver with a card or not, some bus companes do others don't because it delays the schedule.
Yes you can. They only take cards (chip+pin)
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