Always check in and out when travelling by OV-chipkaart
The system registers where you board and where you alight, and determines the cost of the journey by the distance travelled.
Check-in as follows: 1. Hold the OV-chipkaart in front of the pink OV-chipkaart logo on the smart card reader, when entering the vehicle. These smart card readers are located in various parts of the buses and trams near the doors. 2. You will hear a beep and the green indicator will light up. A boarding fee (€ 4,-) will be temporarily deducted when you check in. The credit on your OV-chipkaart should be at least the boarding fee.
Are you travelling with others? Every passenger requires their own OV-chipkaart. Make sure you do not hold the card in front of the reader twice, because you will not only be checking in but also checking out. If an inspector checks the tickets and you are not checked in you will be fined.
Don’t forget to check out !! Always check out when you leave the vehicle. Even when you transfer from one vehicle to another you need to check out. You will again check in when you use the next bus or tram. Follow the same procedure to check out as you did to check in.