Amsterdam strippenkaart

Strippenkaarten (Strip Cards) are the old public transport tickets, which are no longer in use in The Netherlands. Since June 1, 2010 the strippenkaarten were replaced by the OV-chipcard (Public Transport chip card), not only on all city buses, trains and metro, but also on trains in the whole country. There are several different sorts of the OV-chipcards - the main being a personal card, with the photo of the holder, but there are also anonymous OV-chipcards issued without an expiration date as well as cards issued for a limited number of hours or days, or even one time train OV-chipcards valid for only one specific journey. For the description of the new OV-chipcard system please refer to our page about it.