Good news for all residents who travel by train and bring drinks in plastic bottles. You no longer have to go to the supermarket to get a refund. Why? Because you can hand in the bottles on the platform at The Hague station from September!
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Which is extra handy: you will immediately receive the amount deposited into your account. No more hassle with receipts that you have to settle at the cash register!
Return machines at The Hague Central Station
The Hague Central Station together with Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Utrecht, will be the scoop with the return machines for small plastic deposit bottles. As of 1 July 2019 a deposit of fifteen euro cents has been introduced on these bottles. You can easily get your deposit back via a little bit. You can scan the QR code with your mobile, with which the deposit is on your bank account via the Tikkie app within seconds.
Stations in the Netherlands
A total of seventeen vending machines will be installed at the five largest stations where deposit bottles will be collected. According to the NS, more than ten million small plastic bottles are collected per year with the first machines at those stations. If everything goes according to plan, these machines will arrive in 2019 at seventeen more stations . The ultimate goal is to install vending machines at fifty stations in the Netherlands. The machines are also suitable for deposit cans from 07 December
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