I hope you can help me figure out what kind of card I should buy when traveling around the Netherlands with my 17-year-old for a week. We will be arriving in Amsterdam, and going to Eindhoven and Delft, and possibly also going to Maastricht and from Delft to Amsterdam for a day. Using NS.nl I figured I am likely to spend around at least 66 euros, possibly over 130 on tickets.
First question - Is the anonymous chip card the best card to buy or are there weekly passes for all transportation?
Second question - do high school students get a discount when buying tickets and what kind of document do they need to get a discount?
Third question - can foreigners traveling in the Netherlands use the OV-fiet bike rentals?
Beste antwoord door Emma NS
It's fun to read that you're visiting the Netherlands, I hope you'll have a lovely time.
When it comes to the tickets, you have multiple options.
1) You can buy day tickets on this website: https://www.actievandedag.nl/actie-aanbieding/21-02-2019-trein-dag-dalurenkaart. Then you'll pay € 19,50 for a whole day travelling in the off-peak hours. So for the days you're going to travel a lot I think this is way cheaper than buying loose tickets.
2) You can buy an anonymous OV-chipcard at a ticket machine, they are yellow and blue and are place on every station. Then it's possible to put money on the OV-chipcard, put at least € 20,- on it and the travelling can begin.
High school students do not get a discount. We do have a lot of discount product or vouchers, please click here.
For te OV-bike you need a Dutch bank account, so I'm afraid this won't be an option.