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Transportation Netherlands

I find it difficult and expensive to park my car in many major cities. Is there a way for me to park my car easier and cheaper?

How does the OV-chipkaart work?

What types of OV-chipkaart are there?

How can I find out which tram, bus or train I need and the departure times?

It seems that everybody is biking in the Netherlands. Where can I buy a bike for myself?

I have hardly any knowledge of biking. How can I learn to bike?

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):

What is the minimum age to ride a moped in the Netherlands?

What kinds of bikes are available?

Are there any special traffic rules for cyclists?

Are there any special traffic rules for mopeds?

How can I arrange a parking space lot near my house?

How are parking spaces lots organised in the Netherlands?