no almost 4 years agoAnswered by john via WorldNomads.com
It depends. Right now they introduce the OV chipcard. This is a universal chipcard you can top up. It is a Pink with White Card. If you buy the OV chip (7,50 euro) this excluding and load on it. SO you have to load it additional and for train travels you need a minimum load of 20 euros. A ticket from Schiphol to Amsterdam Central should be around 5 - 7,50 euro not more then that. With this OV card it is universal for all public transportation. Please note you have to check in at a "Yellow Check in Pole" and they are not always easy to find (for some reason).
However if you buy a paper ticket from the machine that is just a single journey ticket. In the tram you will need to buy a new ticket. If you are planning to travel more than twice a day buy a DAY TICKET. That will save some money. A single journey in the tram is on average 2,5 euros while a day ticket is about 5 euros. almost 4 years agoAnswered by Traveljockey via Travellr.com
The OV Chipcard is 8 Euros now and you have to put 20 Euros on top of the 8 for buying the card to be able to use it at all to get to Amsterdam Centraal Station, then YES you can continue to use it for trams and buses in the city. DO NOT try to use the yellow machines at the airport to buy ANYTHING, it will not work, go to a TICKET window and buy the card and put money on it. If you are there for only four or less days just buy the IAMsterdam card and it covers everything, transportation and museums. almost 2 years ago