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personal OV Chipkaart

  • 7 april 2018
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I am a USA citizen. I want to purchase a personal OV Chipkaart, but that does not seem possible.
Am I missing something?
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Beste antwoord door klant_Jac 7 april 2018, 18:10

For a personal OV chipcard you can be a USA citizen but you need an official Dutch home address and a Dutch bankaccount. For Europeans (like students) there are some exceptions, when they have an address or bankaccount in one of the European countries. Others can use the anonymous card, or a special tourist chip card for one day. Such as https://www.ns.nl/producten/en/onbeperkt-reizen/p/holland-travel-ticket , https://www.iamsterdam.com/en/plan-your-trip/getting-around/public-transport/public-transport-chip-card and more in shops or 'all inclusive' www.spoordeelwinkel.nl (use Google translate). How cheaper, the more restrictions!
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Reputatie 4
You can buy an annoymous OV chipkaart in the NS ticketautomat.
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For a personal OV chipcard you can be a USA citizen but you need an official Dutch home address and a Dutch bankaccount. For Europeans (like students) there are some exceptions, when they have an address or bankaccount in one of the European countries. Others can use the anonymous card, or a special tourist chip card for one day. Such as https://www.ns.nl/producten/en/onbeperkt-reizen/p/holland-travel-ticket , https://www.iamsterdam.com/en/plan-your-trip/getting-around/public-transport/public-transport-chip-card and more in shops or 'all inclusive' www.spoordeelwinkel.nl (use Google translate). How cheaper, the more restrictions!
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Your citizenship shouldn't matter. You do need an address in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium or Luxembourg though. If you have an address in the Netherlands and you want to order online, you need iDEAL, which is a payment service only offered by Dutch banks. If you have an address in Belgium, Germany or Luxembourg and want to order online, you can pay via PayPal. You can also apply for a personal OV-chipkaart via a paper form, but then you have to pay € 3,00 extra for administration costs.

It is possible to let someone else with an address in one of the mentioned countries order the card for you.

https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/purchase-an-ov-chipkaart/apply-for-personal-ov-chipkaart.htm

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