Where to buy normal, blue OV-Chipkaart?
For example, Primera shops, all around the city but make sure to have cash as normal cards will not work. Cost 7.5 euros. You need to add money there also before using.
and how to get the personalized OV-chipcard for the -40%, for example, with Full Flex in Amsterdam Public Transport System GVB. For Trains there is a different Flex.
Normal, blue, OV-Chipkaart you can get from metro station or buy from kiosks, 7.50 euros. Then you can add money to it in stations. 1 hour ticket is 3,2 euros. Remember to check in and out every time!
To apply for the golden, personalised OV-Chipkaart, you need iDeal that you can get only after opening a bank account in Netherlands.
You also need Netherlands address where they send the card in 6 working days. You also need to add your digital photo.
To order Personalized OV-chipkaart apply online
VISIT FOR PERSONAL OP-CHIPKAART APPLICATION: https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/purchase-an-ov-chipkaart/apply-for-personal-ov-chipkaart.htm
To apply for personal OV-chipkaart, you need to have
Netherlands bank account with iDeal active & goof photo of yourself.
Netherlands postal address.
After applying for OV-chipkaart, it will arrive in 6 working days.
To activate it, you need to add products to it via GVB website and then load them into the card in GVB kiosks near bigger public transport systems and add also, for example 5 euros to it to activate it.
When you receive the chip-card, you first need to activate it using iDeal thanks to your Netherlands bank account and after that you can activate, for example, Super Flex offer with only 14 euros a month (-40% discount from Amsterdam public transport tickets 24/7) from a station machine plus add even only 5 euros to activate it. Money gets taken away directly starting from next month from you bank account so you do not need to pay anything, before, anymore.
You will also connect it with your bank account thanks to iDeal. Money will be taken from the bank account only after 1 month so you will travel on credit.
In every moment, after few days, you can check your balance from GVB (website works better, app sometimes do not show anything, just crashes).