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How does Class changing work?

You can arrange a change of class for a day at an NS ticket machine. The way in which you load class changes onto your OV-chipkaart differs.


Class change for Dal Vrij, Weekend Vrij, Altijd Vrij, Traject Vrij season tickets, Grensabonnement or Studentenreisproduct

  1. Hold your OV-chipkaart in front of the card reader near the bottom right of the screen on the NS ticket machine.
  2. On the screen, select ’Load other products’.
  3. Choose 'Supplement 2 -1'.
  4. Depending on your season ticket, you will be able to choose several variants. Choose the option that you want from the options that are available for your season ticket and follow the payment instructions on the screen.
  5. Hold your OV-chipkaart in front of the card reader again. Your class has now been changed until 04:00 in the morning.

Class change for Dal Voordeel, Altijd Voordeel and Voordeeluren season tickets 

  1. Hold your OV-chipkaart in front of the card reader near the bottom right of the screen on the NS ticket machine.
  2. On the screen, choose 'change class' and choose '1st class today' or '2nd class today'.
  3. Hold your OV-chipkaart in front of the card reader again. Your class has now been changed until 04:00 in the morning.

Class change for Optional days

  1. Hold your OV-chipkaart in front of the card reader near the bottom right of the screen on the NS ticket machine.
  2. On the screen, choose ’Change current class: 2nd’.
  3. Choose the option 'Supplements 2-1'.
  4. Then choose 'Supplement 2-1 Optional day' and follow the payment instructions on the NS ticket machine.
  5. Hold your OV-chipkaart in front of the card reader again. Your class has now been changed for your Optional day.

Please note: make sure you load your Optional day onto your OV-chipkaart before the Supplement 2-1 Optional day!

Class change if you travel on account with your OV-chipkaart without an NS season ticket

  1. Hold your OV-chipkaart in front of the card reader near the bottom right of the screen on the NS ticket machine.
  2. On the screen, choose ’Change class’ and choose 'Today 1st class' or 'Today 2nd class'.
  3. Hold your OV-chipkaart in front of the card reader again. Your class has now been changed until 04:00 in the morning.
  4. When you check out, you will automatically be charged the price of travelling in the other class.