Passenger Transport Act 2000

The Passenger Transport Act 2000 is a Dutch law with provisions covering urban and regional transport, private bus transport (including day trips), and transport by taxi in the Netherlands.This Act contains certain provisions indicating how travellers should conduct themselves when travelling using public transport. We have listed these below.

Article 70:

1. It is forbidden to use public transport without a valid travel card, and, insofar as the transportation company has indicated this clearly, to use the affiliated facilities for that purpose.
2. The prohibition referred to in the first paragraph shall not apply in the specific cases ordered by governmental decree.

Article 71:

It is forbidden to use any modified or otherwise processed travel card which has not been authorised, to abuse a travel card, or to obstruct or prevent the control of travel cards.

Article 72:

All persons who are in a car, bus, train, metro, tram, or vehicle propelled via a guided system, or anyone in or in the immediate vicinity of a station, stop, or another facility pertaining to public transportation and its associated platforms, stairs, tunnels, and lifts, are prohibited from behaving in such a way that order, peace, safety or good operation is or may be disrupted.

Article 73:

All persons are obliged to observe the indications concerning order, peace, safety, or good operation which have been clearly expressed by or on behalf of the carrier.