The Nationale Strippenkaart (strip card) will disappear in the Province of South Holland (Zuid-Holland) on 19 May 2011.
The Strippenkaart was supposed to be abolished as a form of payment for public transportation on 3 February but Dutch Minister of Transportation Melanie Schultz van Haegen postponed its abolition at the request of Parliament.
Shops and supermarkets no longer carry supplies of the Strippenkaart.
HTM an Connexxion
The transportation companies HTM and Connexxion will conduct campaigns to inform their passengers that the Strippenkaart will no longer be accepted as of mid-May.
After 19 May bus, tram and metro passengers in The Hague, Leiden, the Bollenstreek and Gouda will no longer be able to travel using a Strippenkaart. In addition to the OV-chipcard, you can also use a (paper) season ticket or HTM tickets like the 24-hour day ticket. Passengers can also purchase tickets from the bus or tram driver.
Read more on the website of the OV-chipcard.