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Zaandam to Amsterdam Centraal

I will be arriving into Amsterdam Centraal near midnight, and then going directly to my hotel in Zaandam. The next day, I will be training into town for sightseeing and returning to the hotel at night. The next day, I will be going from Zaandam to Amsterdam Centraal one last time.

I've considered the OV-chipkaart, but it seems like the card retail price (€ 7.50) is not worth it for me.
I'm wondering is my best option to buy single tickets from https://www.ns.nl/en? Do these tickets work for both Intercity and Sprinter trains?

Thank you.

Posted by
7256 posts

Not on point regarding your question, but have you confirmed your hotel has a staffed front desk when you will be arriving?

Posted by
2487 posts

For those few short trips (EUR 2,80 single) separate tickets is indeed the way to go.
Tickets are the same for Intercity and Sprinter services.

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@tonfromleiden
Many thanks for answering my question so clearly!

@joe32F
Yes, I've confirmed with the hotel about my late arrival time. Thanks for the tip!