Where to buy tram tickets in Amsterdam
I have to travel to Amsterdam next week, but I have a question regarding the Tram tickets.
Do I buy the tram tickets in the Central Station? Can I buy tickets from the tram driver?
Since it's a short trip I will be taking just the Tram 16, from the Central Station and the Keizersgracht.
Can I buy tickets that are valid for more than three days?
When do the tram start working? I know they run until 12:30pm but I don't know when they start?
On my last visit to Amsterdam, I did not buy any ticket for the tram. I just entered the tram, asked the tram driver how much the fare was to the destination, and paid the fare directly (there is a small box where you can put the coins) and just alight at the destination. The price would be around 2.60 Euro for 1 hour trip. Means if you ride the tram 2 times within 1 hour, you don't need to pay for the second ride, as long as you can show the ticket as the proof.
For your question regarding tickets that last more than 3 days, there is 24-, 48-, 72-, 96-, 120-, 144- and 168- hour anonymous OV-chipcards. So your best bet should be 72 hours OV-Card. You can buy this tickets all big supermarkets, post office and of course, the central station.
The tram starts working from 06.00 until 00.30 the next morning.
Note that Amsterdam is not a very big city, you can just walk from Van Gogh Museum (South Amsterdam) to Central Station (North Amsterdam) within approximately 1 hour.
Please read this article for more information.
Recently the Netherlands introduced a new fare system called ov-chipcard. You can still buy a ticket at the driver, but this is rather expensive
When I buy Anonymous Ov-chipcards do I get to ride for more than two trips withouth recharging or I need to recharge?
from what I found in web, there are 2 types of ov-card. The first one : the tourist ovcard, that available in 1,2,3,4,5,6,and 7 days. It means if you buy 3 days/72 hours ov card you can have unlimited tram riding, but the ov card expires in 3 days. The second is the ov card that charged per riding, means if you have a default 20 euro inside the card, and let say each trip cost you 2 Euro, you can ride tram at least 10 times without recharge/top up.
@Necronet you should be able to get them from vending machines at train or metro stations, as well as some kiosks around central station and maybe magazine/newspaper vendors which previously sold tickets as well.