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Do taxis in Amsterdam accept Visa and MasterCard?

A search reveals that mostly they don't...but the questions and answers I found are 8 or 10 years old.

Is the situation now different?

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  • I would be surprised if they don't, with everything being paid by card since COVID, but as I do not use taxis and have not been in Amsterdam in almost two years, I am not going to post as an answer.
    – Willeke
    Jul 24 at 5:20
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    @BenWatson: just ask in advance, and the card machine will magically work. Jul 24 at 11:11
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    I was in Amsterdam two weeks ago. The whole payment trouble is the reason why I don't use taxis but only ride share. Uber worked very well there: they do take card, you know the cost upfront, and they don't try to take you any detours to run up the meters.
    – Hilmar
    Jul 24 at 12:32
  • I suggest you take the ride, and if they can't take a card payment at the destination, then they are a fake taxi. 8 to 10 years ago it was different. Since then London taxis, New York taxis went to card payments kicking and screaming, but now it's done. Pay by card. Jul 24 at 16:39
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    Almost all taxis in the Netherlands have a pin-terminal these days. And those accept Visa and Mastercard too. Taxis that don't are usually illegally operating without permit. But you won't find those at the official Schiphol taxi stand. That is probably the best regulated taxi stand (with very strict permit checks) in the whole of the Netherlands.
    – Tonny
    Jul 25 at 9:01
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I'm not sure about paying the driver directly, but at least TCA and Staxi have an app that supports credit card (and PayPal).

https://www.tcataxi.nl/en/tca-app/ https://www.staxi.nl/en/faq/

This one accepts CC too: https://www.amsterdamtaxi-online.com/

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It's a statistical sample of one, but on January 1st 2020, I paid for a taxi from Schiphol to the Amsterdam Marriott with a Visa, and again the next day in the other direction. Apropos of nothing, the first taxi was a Tesla.

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    Upvoted for first-hand experience and recognizing that n=1 :) Jul 24 at 19:44
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    @Dave Schiphol taxis are almost all Tesla's. It is a permit thing, Schiphol trying to be "green". You can't get as permit to pick up passengers at the official Schiphol taxi stand unless you car is all electric. Non-electric are still allowed to drop off passengers at Schiphol, but they can't pickup a return at the main taxi stand. They have to return empty or try to find a passenger at one of the hotels or businesses surrounding the airport.
    – Tonny
    Jul 25 at 8:57

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