No more cash in tram 26

Tram 26 is the first tram route to be completely cashless. As of 8 December, cash will no longer be accepted on the trams on this route for the purchase of tickets. 
Last July, the tram 26 route was that first route where it was possible to use a PIN card. This route is now also the first to go completely cashless. As of 8 December, it will no longer be possible to use cash to purchase tickets on the route 26 trams.

Jointly with other Amsterdam transport companies, we are working hard to make all public transport in the capital completely cashless. After a successful start with the bus last year, it is now time for the tram. The trams are fitted with PIN payment machines. We expect that all trams will be completely cashless in the first quarter of 2018.

You can purchase a ticket on tram 26, but you will need to use your bank card.

If you do not have an OV-chipkaart or have not purchased a ticket beforehand, you can purchase a ticket from the conductor or driver and pay using contactless payment with a PIN code or credit card. You can use any of the following payment cards: V-pay, Maestro, VISA, Mastercard, JCB, Diners Club, and Union Pay.


Tip: travel using an OV-chipkaart!

Traveling with your personal or an anonymous OV-chipkaart is the most useful alternative. Generally, traveling on an e-purse balance during the day is cheaper than purchasing a ticket on the tram. Children aged four to eleven years and adults 65 years and up can travel with a personal OV-chipkaart with a 34% age discount.

Would you still rather use cash to purchase a ticket?

You won't be able to do so on tram 26, but you can pay in cash at many points of sale in the city. You'll find all addresses here.