Buying a public transport ticket at Schiphol
In the Netherlands you use a public transport card called the ‘OV-chipkaart’. You can use this
OV-chipkaart on the train, bus, tram and metro services throughout the country.
You can already buy the tickets online through the website of NS, or buy a single, disposable paper ticket at Schiphol.
At Schiphol, you can buy the single paper ticket at the blue-grey ‘Public Transport Tickets’ machines. These are located at the baggage reclaim area of Arrivals 3 and just outside Arrivals 3, at the escalators, up to Departures 3. In these ticket machines you can also buy your Amsterdam Travel Ticket.
It’s easy to buy and top up the rechargeable public transport chip card at the NS ticket machines at all railway stations. These yellow machines are operated by the national train carrier ‘Nederlandse Spoorwegen’ (NS), At Schiphol you will find them at Schiphol Plaza, near the red-white-checkered meeting point.
More information can be found on the website of OV-chipkaart.