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Traveling by Train in the Netherlands Posted by on Jul 24, 2014

One of the novelties I have enjoyed the most in the Netherlands is to travel with the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (or NS for short). My only train memory prior to Europe is a very old one from the last times there was a passenger train in Mexico (before 1992). We took the overnight trip and played…

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Strippenkaart versus OV-Chipkaart Posted by on Apr 10, 2012


If you travelled in the Netherlands a few years ago, you might have come across a long strip of paper that you had to stamp in a machine to pay for your travel on public transport. This card was known as a strippenkaart. “The strippenkaart, introduced on 1 October 1980 and abolished on 3 November…

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