Public transport in Rotterdam is well organised: the trams, buses and metro are scheduled to link perfectly. Boats are also a convenient means of transport in and around the “water city” of Rotterdam. The Water Taxi is a very fast way to cross the Maas River and the Water Bus is an extremely suitable mode of regional transport.
OV Chipcard (Personal Public Transport Card)
Rotterdam was the first city in the Netherlands to introduce the OV Chipcard: in the Rotterdam metro. The OV Chipcard is a plastic card the same shape as a bank card. The card facilitates electronic payment for travel by public transport. The intention is to eventually expand use of the OV Chip Card to cover all of the Netherlands.
You can find more information about public transport in Rotterdam on the website www.rotterdam.info