We are here now & having a difficult time buying a 24-hr pass on a tram. They won’t accept cash (exact change) & we don’t have chip and pin cards. We ended up getting kicked off and being told to buy them at a non-existent grocery store around the corner. We Uber’d back to Centraal instead, we were so tired after the Rijksmuseum. Help!
When we were there a couple of years ago, there was a lot of construction around the train station. However, just in front of it was something like a tourist office, not very big, and it sold us a tram pass for a week. Other types of cards were sold too.
All Amsterdam trams are now "cashless." To buy a ticket or pass onboard, you'll have to use a credit card and PIN. Ticket machines at stops accept both coins and credit cards. You can purchase tickets with cash from many points of sale within the city; see the public transport website for locations.
Yes, Tourist Office in front of the train station.
You can buy a transit pass at the GVB office across the trams track from the front of Centraal Station.
Looks like this: https://goo.gl/maps/ntZgoYu2mhp
In addition, you can purchase the passes at the new ticket machines installed at select stops along line 2: Tram 2 stops: Central Station - Nieuwezijds Kolk - Dam - Koningsplein - Leidseplein - Rijksmuseum - Van Baerlestraat - Hoofddorpplein - Delflandstraat.
According to the GVB website these new machines should be able accept non-pin credit cards.
… and if you are going to The Hague, buses stopped taking cash there today.
Thank you all! You’ve been so very helpful! Looks like Rick will have to update his book.