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When you arrive in Amsterdam you will find (if still there) one ticket machine in the area where you collect your luggage. Which is very nice if you have to wait for your luggage to arrive, but not worth waiting any longer than you need for your luggage. When you leave the secure area you follow the signs for the train and you arrive in the main arrivals ...
Since you are using the Dutch transport service this often, you may consider buying an anonymous OV-chipcard (Dutch: "OV chipkaart"). Have it in with you and check-in once you are about to take the train. As indicated in its website its [current] price is €7,50. PROS: You can load a lot of credit once - say €50. This way, you will not have to buy the ...
Yes you can certainly buy them online on the Dutch Railways website. It's really just a train that happens to connect the airport, so you book it like any other train and print it at home before you go, make sure you carry an ID with the same name on the ticket
The "OV" as they call it can be used to determine your location of departure and location of arrival, so the price for your trip can be calculated automatically and can be subtracted from the "saldo" on the ov-ticket. So for example your location of departure (check-in) is Amsterdam Central. Let's say your going to Haarlem. At arrival in Haarlem you scan ...
Most people don't have tickets anymore but a pay-as-you-go RFID card like in many public transit systems (à la Oyster card). So you validate once to check in and another time to check out and determine the price of the ride. Of course, for single use tickets (paid in advance) it does not matter so much but some stations (e.g. Rotterdam) now have automatic ...
You can travel the NS train either by buying a single ticket, or by using an OV-chipcard (Dutch: "OV chipkaart"). If you buy a single ticket it doesn't matter. If you travel with the OV-chipcard (as most people do), you pay for the distance you travel. The system needs to know how far you've traveled so you "check out" when you leave the platform. The ...
Those people are scanning their 'OV chipkaart', and not their one way train tickets. Those cards are either prepaid or subscriptions and they need to check out to be billed for the actual trip they made. Failing to check out means getting charged more (because you might have made a way longer trip). With a one-way ticket there is no need to check out.
No. I am also registered with Uber in London and have successfully used it in Amsterdam, Cape Town, and other cities. It's the same account, same process. Of course, you'll be billed in local currency - and don't forget you may have to pay roaming data fees on your phone contract.
Being an app-based service I would assume that all you need to use Uber worldwide is the app and an internet connection on your phone, be it WiFi or mobile internet. This question on Quora indeed says it should work seamlessly using your everyday Uber account. A small piece of advice would be ensuring you have mobile internet on the phone with the Uber app, ...
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