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Amsterdam to Alkmaar Noord

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Amsterdam to Alkmaar Noord

Hi All,

I will be staying in Alkmaar Noord.

I know that in order to get to Alkmaar Noord I need to purchase train tickets.

if I purchase an OV Chipkart can I use it from Amsterdam Central to Alkmaar Noord?

or single tickets is more worth it?

I will be arriving in Amsterdam central station, staying 2 nights at Alkmaar and leaving Alkmaar Noord to Amsterdam Schipol airport.

I'm thinking that if I can use the OV Chipkart for all the train travels.

looking forward to your reply. :)

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Nijmegen, The...
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1. Re: Amsterdam to Alkmaar Noord

If it is just those 2 journeys buy single tickets. An OF chipcard isn't worth it for most tourists.

Edited: 6 years ago
Amsterdam, The...
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2. Re: Amsterdam to Alkmaar Noord

You can use OV Chipkaart for all trains but it will be better and cheaper for you to buy single tickets.

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3. Re: Amsterdam to Alkmaar Noord

HI KK and Lionheart,

Thanks for your reply.

I will be travelling in Alkmaar Noord also (intend to take the tram/bus around). is there day ticket?

so I can use OV Chipkart at there as well?

so the recommendation is to buy single tickets.

Amsterdam, The...
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4. Re: Amsterdam to Alkmaar Noord

The OV Chipkaart needs minimum 20 Euro or so on it before a train ride

And you can't get the remaining amount back at Schiphol. Plus the cost of the card is 7.50. so you will lose money. Just buy each ticket separately. It only takes a minute to buy the tickets and all you need is small currency like 10 euro notes. Train tickets can be bought from machine using card with pin.

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5. Re: Amsterdam to Alkmaar Noord

>>I will be travelling in Alkmaar Noord also (intend to take the tram/bus around). is there day ticket?<<

No trams in Alkmaar. It is a fairly small town, perhaps you can walk around it.

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