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HTM train stations use a different ATM to local shops and supermarkets which are easier to find. But there are no English instructions on how to use them to charge up your OV-Chipkaart. Only instructions are in Dutch and it only takes debit cards, not cash! This is the small yellow machine on a stick.

How do you operate an OV-Chipkaart Automaat?

  • Are you talking about the third one, "Loading point at the stops", at this page? htm.nl/english/loading-and-pick-up-devices – shoover Nov 15 '18 at 23:35
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    And not the one that's at 3:45 in this video? Because this one has a Taal / Language button that you can use to get English. youtube.com/watch?v=wVx638UD6SY – shoover Nov 15 '18 at 23:40
  • You could use the NS machines (e.g. at Den Haag Centraal or HS), they are generally easier to use. – Relaxed Nov 16 '18 at 0:42
  • Ask a random Dutch person near you, they can see the machine, read the Dutch text and often will accept your cash for them to use their debit card. (I have done so quite a few times over the years.) Almost all Dutch people have enough English to understand what you ask, and can certainly do the task for you even if they do not have enough English to answer you. – Willeke Nov 16 '18 at 14:08
  • I have a terrible time with these machines. They reject US credit cards because they typically require a signature. – Eric Feb 3 at 19:10

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