- For a foreigner there is NO way to buy a ticket at the station (Paying cash or using any type of Credit Card is not possible; what is V-Pay? And who carries 25 Euro in coins?)
- There is no way to buy a ticket on-line either – unless you have a bank account in the Netherlands
- If you go on board you are being treated like a criminal for not having a ticket and you are fined 30EUR (more than the actual fare).
Could somebody please tell me the following:
- How am I supposed to legally get a ticket before going on board?
- Confirm my impression that NS does not want any foreigners to use your excellent train service (In which case I would suggest some big signs “No foreigners!” on the trains - Your ****-Neighbors might be willing to provide some)
Here are some suggestions to make the system work:
- Accept Credit Cards
- Accept cash bills at at least one vending machine per station or a live operator
- Do not take fines from people who have NO way to get a valid ticket other than buying it on the train
Finally I want to thank you for your great service – I wish our local provider Amtrac had trains nearly as modern, clean and on time as you do.
Beste antwoord door Femke NS
- Amsterdam Duivendrecht
- Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena
- Amsterdam Sloterdijk
- Amsterdam Zuid
- Den Haag
Also at the counters at the above locations (except Duivendrecht Amsterdam and Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena that do not have counters), it is now possible to pay by credit card.
If it is not possible to pay with a credit card you could also buy an anonymous OV-chip card at a counter. At the counter, you can also set money on your OV-chip card.
I replaced this topic to 'Op het station'.