Holland, how to get about

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Sweetski Sweetski
52 reviews
Oct 10, 2007
In the Netherlands there is excellent public transportation (PT). In dutch it's called 'openbaar vervoer' (OV). The cheapest way (besides walking and cycling) to get around is to get an 'OV-dagkaart' (currently 45 euros). This is a ticket for all means of PT valid for one day. It means you can get on every train, bus, tram or metro an entire day.

If you decide to stay in only one city, for just a day or two, your best buy is a 'strippenkaart' (15 strips = 6,80 euro / 45 strips = 20,10 euro).

You have to learn how it works with the different zones, to see how many strips per PT trip you need. But on average, if you're in the center of town and punch 3 strips (there are machines in busses and trams or on the platforms of trains and metrostops) you'll get around the whole city. Remember: 3 strips are only valid for an hour, after which you need to punch again. On busses, the driver can help you; name the destination and he'll punch. On trams, trains and metro's you're on your own. Unless of course, you're not afraid to ask for help from fellow passengers.
Woman by timetabel at tram stop.
Punch machine for the 'strippenkaa…
tvillingmarit says:
I used a strippenkaart last time I visited Den Haag, and I found it easy to use.
Posted on: Dec 09, 2007
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