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Bus questions for Edam/Marken day trip

In the RS Amsterdam book, in the section on Edam, Volendam, and Marken, it states "all bus rides in this loop are covered by the €10 Waterland Ticket, sold by EBS bus company" (which actually now costs €12.50). It then states, "routes not covered by Amsterdam transit passes".

Does that mean I cannot use an ov-chipkaart to ride those buses? Or is it just referring to the Amsterdam Travel Ticket passes? Because the ov-chipkaart site says it can be used on all public transport.

Also, when returning from Marken the RS guide says that bus #315 connects Marken with the Amsterdam Centraal Station. But, based on what I have seen when looking online, that bus appears to go only as far as the Amsterdam Noord Metro station, and then you need to take the Metro back to the Centraal station. Does anyone know what is correct regarding that return trip?

Thanks,

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“ Does that mean I cannot use an ov-chipkaart to ride those buses? Or is it just referring to the Amsterdam Travel Ticket passes? Because the ov-chipkaart site says it can be used on all public transport.”
It’s referring to the various Amsterdam travel passes. The OV-chipkaart can be used on all public transport throughout the country.

To plan your journey with public transport anywhere in the Netherlands, use Google Maps or https://9292.nl/en
Both these sources will always show correct and up to date travel info.

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I agree with Dutch-traveler about planning your journey using online resources. When I was in the Netherlands 3 years ago, I used Google maps to figure out all my transport - both train trips to places like Leiden and Den Haag, and also for the trams and buses in Amsterdam. The directions were very precise - they showed me where to walk to get to the tram stop, which tram to take, how many stops it made and when. It was very accurate. I never had any problems in the city.

And the OV-chipkaarts are great - I used them a lot. Just remember that you have to check in AND out when you use them.