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.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e5/OV_Chipkaart.jpg

    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.

    I promise you to confirmed you as the answer as soon as I get there, Thanks...

    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

    I edited my answer to cover most of questions.

    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.

    Indeed you where right although I bough them directly from the bus driver... I kind of get lost on the Train station but I manage to get here thanks for the help (y)

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