The OV-chipcard is an electronic form of payment for travel on all public transport vehicles, which since June 1, 2010 has been introduced as an exclusive ticket form in Amsterdam. A credit card size OV-chpicard carries a memory chip, which registers your credit and deducts the cost of each journey from it.

Chip-in and chip-out
Entering the tram, train or a bus you have to flash your card in front of the special sensor placed inside the vehicle at the door (so called chipping-in), leaving you flash it again (chipping-out) and the cost of your journey is deducted automatically from your card.

If you forget to chip-out the card exiting the vehicle, the system will assume that you continued your journey and will charge you the maximum charge of 4,-.

The OV-chipcards system
Amsterdam residents use personal OV-chipcards. For a visitor an anonymous OV-chipcard, which can be purchased in many supermarkets, press shops and GVB offices, is a better choice. It costs 7,50 and it is valid for 5 years, but it carries no credit. To travel you have to download the credit at special machines located at the stations and at the entry of many supermarkets.

Tourist best choice
If you are in Amsterdam only for a visit, more simple and more economical are 24-, 48-, 72-, 96-, 120-, 144- and 168- hour OV-chipcards, which allow for unlimited travel on all trams, buses, metros and night buses for the duration of the card.

One very economical option for visitors on a day trip to Amsterdam is the All Amsterdam Transport Pass. This works as a 24-hour pass for all GVB transport such as trams, buses and the metro as well as being a one day ticket for the city's popular canal bus and granting discounts to popular attractions and restaurants.

You may buy All-in One Travel Tickets upon your arrival on Schiphol Airport at Holland International tourist information desk (opposite Arrival Hall 2, open daily from 7 a.m. 10 p.m.).

GVB customer service phone: 0900-8011
SIMPLY AMSTERDAM
For ALL info about ALL forms of public transport in Holland, dial 0900-9292 (paid phone number).
OVR (the organization providing this information) is a good service. Since this is a national, centralized service, all bus / tram / metro / train companies refer to it for information.

The Dutch railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen, NS) carry out most train services in the Netherlands.
From and to the airport there is a frequent train service (some 6 times per hour during daytime, 1 hourly service at night between 1 and 6)
GVB
MAPS FOR: TRAM-BUS-METRO
Public Transport in Amsterdam
The best way of moving about in the city centre is by public transport.
The OV-Info - TRAIN-BUS-METRO-TRAIN
tickets are available at GVB Tickets & Info, drivers and conductors, the.
subway stations, information offices of Amsterdam Tourism
NS - Dutch Railways
Here you can find travel information, information regarding (additional) services, ticket offers, how to book tickets, payment methods, seat reservation, useful adresses, on board service and travelling in general.
EURO DESTINATION.COM
TRAINS/FLIGHTS
EUROPEAN RAIL GUIDE
Amsterdam Transportation, Amsterdam Destination Guide - European ...
Amsterdam Transportation, Amsterdam Destination Guide, Amsterdam Travel Informationrmation with maps of Amsterdam, Rail Passes, and Amsterdam City ...
INTERNET RAIL NET
Get your InterRail Pass from the Official European sales website for InterRail.
all Global Passes and One-Country Passes. Explore Europe by train ...
European Rail Map
RAILPASS.COM
Amsterdam by Bike
Nearly half of all traffic movements in Amsterdam are by bike.