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Renting a bicycle from a bicycle carousel or a self-service storage

The OV-fiets carousel and the self-service storage are automated rental locations where no personnel are present or are only present for part of the day. If you have an OV-chipkaart with an OV-fiets season ticket, you can rent a bicycle from these locations.


Renting an OV-fiets from a bicycle carousel

At the front of the carousel, you can find the instructions to the left and the control panel to the right. Place your card on the control panel and follow the instructions on the display. The carousel will rotate to bring an OV-fiets to the front, after which the door will open automatically and you can remove the bicycle from the carousel. When you are done, the door will close automatically. If you wish to rent more than one bicycle, simply place your card on the card reader again and repeat the steps above.

Returning an OV-fiets

When you want to return a bicycle to the carousel, hold your card in front of the control panel to the right of the carousel door, then follow the instructions on the display. The door will open automatically and you can place the bicycle back into the slot. Make sure that you push the bicycle all the way to the front. When you are done, the door will close automatically. If you wish to return multiple bicycles, hold your card in front of the card reader again and repeat the steps above.

Renting a bicycle at a self-service storage

If you have an OV-chipkaart, you can rent a bicycle from 15 minutes before the first train in the morning until 15 minutes after the last train at night.
Note: if you rent a bicycle from the manned rental station, you cannot return it to the self-service storage. So make sure to check the opening hours.