No more cash in tram 26
As of 8 December , cash will no longer be accepted on tram 26 to purchase a ticket. Please have your OV-chipkaart or PIN payment card on hand, or purchase a ticket beforehand.
Using my PIN card in the tram… yes, please
Starting July last, it was already possible in tram 26 to purchase a ticket using a PIN card, credit card, or contactless. In the meantime, you also do so in all tram routes excepting routes 5 and 24. So, it's now much more likely that you will pay for a ticket on a tram without the need for cash.
Installing PIN card readers in the tram is part of the objective to have cashless public transport, which was started a year ago.
No more cash in the bus
As of Sunday 26 March, it is no longer possible to use cash to purchase a ticket on the bus. (This was already the case on night buses as of 1 February.) This brings Amsterdam a step closer to cashless public transport.