For regional subscriptions such as the Randstad-North subscription from GVB or the Arriva, Connexxion, EBS, HTM and RET regional subscription, a centre zone and star value must be selected. The centre zone is the central point of your journey and the star value is the number of zones you can travel from the centre zone. In other words: if you enter zone A and exit zone C, your centre zone is B.
Note: Your city centre zone is not necessarily the place where you enter / your place of residence.
How do I choose my city centre zone?
All of the Netherlands is divided into zones for public transport. The zones are specially designed for the ‘region’ subscriptions to determine within which region(s) you can travel freely. Within the centre zone you choose for your subscription, you can travel freely.
So for example: If you purchase a Randstad-North subscription with 1 star with centre zone 5715 (Diemen), you can travel freely within Diemen, but not within 5700 (Amsterdam).
How do I choose my star value?
The star value is the number of zones you can travel from your city centre zone. The ‘first’ star value is the centre zone.
So for example: If you purchase a Randstad-North subscription with 3 stars with centre zone 5715 (Diemen), you can travel freely within Diemen, but also within 5700 (Amsterdam), 5711 (Amsterdam Noord), 5725 (Amsterdam Zuidoost, 5836 (Weesp), 5825 (Oudekerk aan den Amstel), 5724 (Amstelveen), etc. On the map below you can see how the zones are classified in the Netherlands, including your own region. Zoom in with your mouse to see which zones apply to you and which codes belong to them.