Explanation of vending, top-up and collection machines

The RET offers various outlets to purchase travel products and top up your balance. Some of these outlets are more self-service oriented, whereas at others the RET will assist your in person.

Click on one of the following points of sale and collection or top-up points for further information:

  • RET web shop and OV-chipkaart.nl
  • Top-up & collection machine (CCV)
  • Top-up & collection machine (Scheidt & Bachmann)
  • Top-up machine at the metro station
  • Vending & Collection machine at the metro station
  • Sale on bus and tram
  • RET Service points

RET web shop and OV-chipkaart.nl

You can buy your Regional Monthly and Annual season ticket through the RET web shop. Topping up your balance online, or loading the Automatic top-up product onto your public transport chip card can also be arranged through the RET web shop.

Travel Products and Balance top-ups purchased online can be uploaded to your public transport chip card at a collection point.

The map shows an overview of the collection points.

Top-up & collection machines (CCV)

What can you do with them?

  • Reading out your public transport chip card
  • Buying balance top-ups
  • Buying travel products, such as season tickets, and topping them up
  • Collecting Internet orders


Payment options

  • PIN
  • IDEAL (if you ordered the product over the Internet)


Where can you find them?

  • Primera shops and Tobacco & Gift shops
  • In or near RET Service Points

Top-up & collection machines (Scheidt & Bachmann)

What can you do with them?

  • Reading out public transport chip cards
  • Buying balance top-ups
  • Collecting Internet orders


Payment options

  • PIN
  • IDEAL (if you ordered the product over the Internet)


Where can you find them?

  • Primera shops and Tobacco & Gift shops
  • Supermarkets (e.g. Albert Heijn)

Top-up machines

What can you do with them?

  • Reading out public transport chip cards
  • Buying balance top-ups
  • Buying travel products, such as season tickets, and topping them up


Payment options

  • PIN
  • Credit card


Where can you find them?

  • In subway stations

Vending & top-up machines

What can you do with them?

  • Reading out public transport chip cards
  • Buying balance top-ups
  • Buying disposable cards with a travel product
  • Buying anonymous public transport chip cards
  • Buying travel products, such as season tickets, and topping them up


Payment options

  • PIN
  • Credit card
  • Cash


Where can you find them?

  • In subway stations

Sales in bus and tram

If the balance on your public transport chip card is not sufficient or if it does not hold a valid travel product, you must immediately buy a disposable public transport chip card from the bus driver or tram conductor, with the ‘RET 1 hour’ travel product.
You can buy a bus BOB bus ticket from the BOB bus driver. Tickets for the Fast Ferry are all sold on board.

RET Service Points

If you need personal advice on a travel product or about travelling with the public transport chip card, please contact the RET Service Points or the RET Service Shop.

Addresses and opening hours