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The OV-chipkaart is a contactless smart card system used for all public transport in the Netherlands. The OV-chipkaart is available in a disposable, single-use form (for occasional passengers, such as tourists) and reusable versions (for frequent travellers, either in anonymous or personalised forms) with a stored balance.
OV-chipkaart is short for openbaar vervoer chipkaart, meaning public transportation chipcard.

Types of cards


Buying and reloading

Minimum and Maximum balances

Checking in and out, and fares

Unused credit

See also