I have read the guidelines on train travel and the chip card, and admit to being thoroughly confused. (My fault; I confuse easily!) We will be in the Netherlands for two weeks in May, traveling mostly outside Amsterdam (which we have already visited). Most of our travel will be by train. (Plus, we will do a lot of walking.) We had hoped to use the kortingskaart plus senior card, but it now seems that that will be impossible, as we do not have a Dutch bank account. We would prefer not to incur the extra expense of the Chipkaart, if possible. Am I correct in assuming that we can buy our train tickets without one? If so, will most of the machines take cash, or will we need to use the ticket office? (We will be staying in Haarlem, Alkmaar, and Enkhuizen.)
Thanks so much for your help!