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Did you know that as of tomorrow you need an OV chip card or ticket with QR code to open the gates at Amsterdam Central Station? For passengers with a printed or mobile ticket there are special gates with a barcode reader.

OV chip card at Amsterdam Central Station

Did you know that as of 4 December 2017 you need an OV chip card or ticket with QR code to open the gates...
Did you know that on average we spend about 27 days of our lives waiting for the bus or train? In case you are wondering why your train is late...

Just in case you are wondering why your train is late…

Did you know that on average we spend about 27 days of our lives waiting for the bus or train? In case you are wondering...
Did you know that the Dutch transport about anything on their bicycles? From babies to dogs and from toilet bowls to Christmas trees.

The Dutch transport about anything on their bicycles

Did you know that the Dutch transport about anything on their bicycles? From babies to dogs and from toilet bowls to Christmas trees.
BOB means 'consciously sober driver'

B.O.B. means ‘consciously sober driver’

Designated driver? In the Netherlands we call them BOB ('Bewust Onbeschonken Bestuurder' which translates into 'consciously sober driver'). BOB is a person who sets a...

The people of Overijssel cycle more than other Dutchies

Did you know that the inhabitants of Overijssel cycle more than people in other provinces of the Netherlands? In 2016 they covered a distance of...
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The first national license plate in the world

Did you know that the Netherlands was the first country to introduce a national license plate in 1898?
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Schiphol: the world’s lowest lying airport

Did you know that Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the world's lowest lying airport? The airport is located on reclaimed land at 4.5m below sea level.
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Bicycle theft in the Netherlands

Did you know that about 700,000 bicycles are stolen in the Netherlands every year? That is more than 1 bicycle per minute. 
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The concept of ‘shared space’ in traffic safety

Did you know that Hans Monderman (1945-2008) from Friesland designed the concept of 'shared space' in traffic safety? This is based on the theory that...
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One way ticket from Schiphol to Amsterdam Central

Did you know that a one way ticket from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Central Station is the best-selling train ticket in the Netherlands?

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