GVB public transport is cashless

All of GVB public transport is cashless. You can only buy a ticket in the tram, day bus, night bus, or on the North Sea channel ferries with a bank or credit card. 

Buy your ticket with your public transport chip card or PIN payment card

Of course, the public transport chip card is the easiest way to travel by tram, day bus, and night bus. If you don't have such a card, you can always obtain a ticket in the tram or bus and pay using a credit card or PIN payment card. Payment can be made using your PIN code or contactless.
You can also pay for your travel on the North Sea channel ferries with a PIN payment card or contactless. 

You can pay using one of the following cards: V-pay, Maestro, VISA, Mastercard, JCB, Diners Club, Union Pay, and American Express.

Buying a ticket beforehand using cash or a PIN payment card

This is possible in lots of places in the city. There are also plenty of points of sale where you can use cash to buy a ticket. An overview of all points of sale can be found on our map of Amsterdam. You can also find a point of sale near you by using street name, zip code, or "my location".