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Is it possible to use the Amsterdam Travel Ticket (Unlimited travel across Amsterdam) for Koog-Zaand

  • 28 juni 2015
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Hello Forum,

I am a turist coming to Amsterdam in July and I was wondering if it is possible with the Amsterdam Travel Ticket (https://www.ns.nl/producten/en/uitleg-overige-producten/p/amsterdam-travel-ticket) to go from Amsterdam Centraal to Koog-Zaandijk?

I would like to visit Zaanse Schans, but do not know if this ticket (that includes all trains, trams, metros of GVB) also includes this trip or if I need to buy it separately?

I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me with this matter!

Dank je wel!!
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Beste antwoord door Nienke.Fleur 28 juni 2015, 22:56

If I were you, I would consider buying an OV chipcard, especially when you plan to travel quite a lot and/or switch between operators (such as GVB, conexxion and NS) a lot, because most of the day tickets etc. which you can buy are only valid with one operator.
You can purchase an anonymous OV card for €7,50 (non-refundable), and it is valid with all operators. You have to have a positive money balance (more than €0) on your card to be able to travel in public transport, and you need a minimum of €20 on the card if you want to travel by train (although it is often cheaper to use other public transport instead, even though that might take a little longer).
If, at the end if your travels, you have balance on your card, you can get the amount-€2,50 service fee back at a service point.
For more info:https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/aanvragen/welkekaartpastbiju/toeristen/?taal=en
This website also explains it quite well:http://www.amsterdamtips.com/tips/ov-chipkaart.php
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"With the Amsterdam Travel Ticket, you can travel 2nd class in the train to and from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport to any of the following stations in Amsterdam: Amstel, Bijlmer ArenA, Central Station, Holendrecht, Lelylaan, Muiderpoort, RAI, Sciencepark, Sloterdijk, Zuid, Duivendrecht."
So I don't think it works
Going by other public transport won't work either because GVB doesn't go there I believe, and it is not valid with other travel companies
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No, it's not valid for the stops Zaandam, Koog Bloemwijk en Koog-Zaandijk.

Since you have a valid ticket for Amsterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, you would only need a ticket for Amsterdam Sloterdijk - Koog-Zaandijk. However, this would mean you have to leave the train at Sloterdijk just to check in your ticket for the second part of the journey and wait for the next train. Welcome to Holland...

Depending on the places you're gonna visit and the hotel you're gonna stay, ATT might not be the right choice for you as it will only cover 2 carriers (NS en GVB) in Amsterdam.
To me, it seems like the ATT only covers NS travel between Schiphol to Amsterdam and back (Amsterdam herr being any of the stations mentioned in my previous comment), and not travel within Amsterdam with NS, I believe it is meant to get people from the airport to the city on their first day, and/or back at the last day. I am not entirely sure, so maybe a moderator could clear this up.
@Nienke.Fleur

You are perfectly right about that. The ATT includes one single journey Schiphol - Amsterdam and one single journey in the opposite direction. Compared to similar tourist offers in other European cities the ATT is both expensive and limited.
Thank you so much for your help, I will use that in my planning of my trip!

There really is not any tourist card for public transportation that would both cover the trip from Schiphol to Amsterdam (and back on the last day), metro/trams/busses within Amsterdam and then lastly also transportation to for instance Koog-Zaandijk?

Or is my best option to buy the ATT and then buy the return ticket from for instance Amsterdam Centraal to Koog-Zaandijk separately?
If I were you, I would consider buying an OV chipcard, especially when you plan to travel quite a lot and/or switch between operators (such as GVB, conexxion and NS) a lot, because most of the day tickets etc. which you can buy are only valid with one operator.
You can purchase an anonymous OV card for €7,50 (non-refundable), and it is valid with all operators. You have to have a positive money balance (more than €0) on your card to be able to travel in public transport, and you need a minimum of €20 on the card if you want to travel by train (although it is often cheaper to use other public transport instead, even though that might take a little longer).
If, at the end if your travels, you have balance on your card, you can get the amount-€2,50 service fee back at a service point.
For more info:https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/aanvragen/welkekaartpastbiju/toeristen/?taal=en
This website also explains it quite well:http://www.amsterdamtips.com/tips/ov-chipkaart.php
Thank you for your help. I will consider that option.

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