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Trams in Amsterdam

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!

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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.

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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.

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You can buy a transit pass at the GVB office across the trams track from the front of Centraal Station.
Looks like this:

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.

Posted by
4482 posts

… and if you are going to The Hague, buses stopped taking cash there today.

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Thank you all! You’ve been so very helpful! Looks like Rick will have to update his book.