You´ll need an ov-chip card to pay for a journey by metro. You can use this chip card also in the bus and tram.
1. The anonymous chip card
An empty chip card costs around €7,50 and then you’ll still have to put money on it. You can buy the anonymous chip-card:
- at GVB offices and GVB machines.
- at AKO newsagents
- at the yellow NS train ticket machines with a pink OV-chipkaart sign
- at the Train Tickets & Services of NS
2. The paper disposable chip card
This chip card costs around €3.00 and you can only travel for up to an hour. You can buy this ticket at the same places as the anonymous chip card.
Check here more info about the ov-chipcard
I Amsterdam card
You can also buy an I Amsterdam card. This card gives you free access to several Amsterdam museums, free ticket on public transport within the city, free canal cruise, and several other small gifts and offers. This card is not valid in the train.