Buying train tickets at Schiphol Plaza
As per July 9, 2014 the paper train ticket has been replaced by a chipcard. This is a paper ticket
with a chip. The most important aspect of this change is that from now on you need to check-in
and check-out when entering or leaving a train station.
Ticket vending machines opposite Arrivals 2
How to buy a single-use OV-chipkaart at the ticket vending machine
You probably don't have an OV-chipkaart (OV-chipcard) so here you can press either the blue field saying 'I want to go to Amsterdam' or - if you are going some place else -'Buy a separate ticket'. Unlike most other NS Self service ticket vending machines in The Netherlands, the vending machines at Schiphol do accept VISA or MasterCard!