Can I travel by public transport if I don't have an OV-chipkaart?
I am a student. What is the student OV-chipkaart?
If you are studying at a Dutch university or university for applied science, you may be entitled to a student OV-chipkaart (chip card used to pay for public transport) This card offers you free or reduced travels by public transport. Only if you graduate within 10 years will the travel product will be converted into a gift.This student OV-chipkaart is a component of the Dutch studyfinance. To be eligible for studyfinance as an EU citizen the student (or his parent(s) have to work at least 56 hours a month in the Netherlands or the student has to live more than 5 consecutive years in the Netherlands.
For more information, please visit the education executive agency in the Netherlands (dienst uitvoering onderwijs – DUO): duo.nl/particulier/international-student/student-travel-product/collecting-your-student-travel-product.jsp.