When you travel using a balance on your e-purse, you pay a fixed base rate plus a fixed rate per kilometer. So, you pay for the distance you travel. The kilometers are measured accurately to 50 meters. The balance on your OV-chipkaart allows you to travel with all transport companies in the Netherlands. 

Where can you travel? 
Amsterdam, Diemen, Duivendrecht, Amstelveen, Schiphol, Weespone zoneseveral zonesthroughout the Netherlands
When can you travel? 
During the dayat night (when you have the free product "Night bus balance" on your card)
Transport company: 
GVBConnexxionEBSKeolisNS customer service
Full-tariff price: 
per kilometer
trip (base rate)
Reduced fare: 
per kilometer
trip (base rate)
Type of product 
using the personal OV-chipkaarton an anonymous OV-chipkaart
Where to buy?: 
GVB yellow add value machineGVB Service pointGVB Ticket Vending Machine (at metro stations and metro stops)GVB webshopService & Tickets counter
  • e-purse balance full rate = € 0.162 per kilometer. e-purse balance reduced rate= € 0.107 per kilometer.
  • The reduced fare is for children 4 to 11 years and persons 65+.
  • Traveling with an e-purse with age discount is only possible using a personal OV-chipkaart.
  • The maximum e-purse balance on your OV-chipkaart is € 150.00.

More info about traveling using the OV-chipkaart