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public transport options

Glasgow, United...
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public transport options

Hi Folks.

My wife and I will be arriving at Schiphol about 9pm in July for 3 nights. We'll be staying at a hotel in Haarlem. I'm wondering what my best options are for getiing around. We'll probably take couple trips into Amsterdam (via the train) and maybe out to the beach. We might need the trams while in Amsterdam as well. Should we just pay for transport as we need it, or are we better off each getting a OV Chipkaart? Would the OV Chipkaart be usefull gettiing us back and forth from Haarlem to the airport? Can we just hop on the trains with a OV Chipkaart ?

Dallas, Texas
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1. Re: public transport options

It will probably be better to pay as you go. With the OV Chipkaart you would need to keep a minimum €20 on the card to use the train. For train fare and schedule information http://www.ns.nl/en A one hour pass for the trams in Amsterdam are €2.70. Try taking the Sternet 300 to/from Haarlem.


Fort Worth, Texas
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2. Re: public transport options

yes, bus 300 is best way to get from airport to haarlem..you can pay the driver....make sure bus says "haarlem" on the front. otherwise you might find yourself on the way to amstelveen

Edited: 04 June 2012, 21:27
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