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Staking! Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

Er rijdt geen streekvervoer! (There is no regional transport!) These were headlines today for the fact that streekbussen (regional/local buses) and regionale treinen (regional/local trains) are not driving today. So reizigers (travelers) have to find a way around that – super vervelend (annoying)! Why does this happen? Staking! The reason why the regiovervoer (regional transport) is halted is because the vakbonden (labor unions) FNV and CNV demand better pay, less…

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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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