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Grensabonnement

Benefits of this season ticket

  • Unlimited travel along a select route from the border.
  • 40% discount for 3 travel companions

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Unlimited travel along a fixed route

With the Grensabonnement, you can enjoy unlimited travel along a single route from a border station. On all other routes, you will receive a 40% discount during off-peak hours, weekends and holidays. The discount also applies to other rail carriers on Dutch routes and to the Intercity Berlin and the ICE International. You are also entitled to bring up to 3 travel companions with you for a 40% discount with the Combined Travel discount.

Available to or from the following border stations:

  • Germany: Bentheim, Emmerich, Venlo
  • Belgium: Roosendaal, Vise

Benefits of an NS season ticket

  • Free copy of Spoor magazine 5x per year with interesting offers.
  • Exclusive offers for season ticket holders.
  • Manage your season ticket with a single, convenient overview in Mijn NS. Find your journeys in your travel history, and request refunds for delays or when you forget to check out.
  • 25% discount on international travel with RAILPLUS, for an extra € 15 per year.
  • Discounts on GreenWheels car sharing and Q-Park P+R parking facilities.
  • 3 free Kids VrijChildren may accompany you for free. If your child does not have an OV-chipkaart, then you can purchase one along with your Kids Vrij season ticket for a fee of € 7.50. Kids Vrij must be ordered separately.

When is the discount valid?

You can enjoy unlimited travel along your selected route
all day, every day.

Who is this season ticket for?

Anyone who regularly travels between a station in the Netherlands and Germany or Belgium.

Checking in and out

With the Grensabonnement, you do not need to check in and out.

Good to know

  • Delivery time

    You will receive your new personal OV-chipkaart for free with an annual season ticket. For a monthly season ticket, you will be charged a €7.50 for a new OV-chipkaart.

    Your new OV-chipkaart (with your season ticket) will be delivered to your home within one week.

    Season ticket within one day with an existing OV-chipkaart

    If you already have your own personal OV-chipkaart (with photograph), then enter the OV-chipkaart number when ordering your season ticket. You can then download your season ticket within one working day from an NS Ticket Machine. That way, you can travel with a discount right away!

  • Season ticket term

    You may choose from an annual season ticket or a season ticket that automatically expires after one month. An annual season ticket will save you more money in the long run.

    Annual season ticket

    After the first year, you can cancel your season ticket at the end of each month. We will then refund any amount you have remaining on your account. 

    You also have the option of switching to a more expensive season ticket during the first year. 

  • Payment

    You pay for your season ticket on a monthly basis. You can pay the season ticket costs for the first month quickly and securely via your own bank using iDeal. Your first payment completes the order process and confirms your banking details. The remaining season ticket costs will automatically be debited from your bank account each month.

    If you would rather pay your season ticket costs with one lump sum, then you can pay the entire amount via iDeal.

    No iDeal

    If you do not have iDeal, but you do have a personal OV-chipkaart, you can order a season ticket by telephone. NS Customer Service is available 24 hours per day. 

  • Conditions

    Download the season ticket product conditions.

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Traject Vrij

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  • 40% discount on other routes

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  • Unlimited travel during off-peak hours
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More information

  • How do I travel outside of my fixed route with a Grensabonnement?

    You can purchase a one-way or return ticket for your train journey outside your route. Tickets are for sale at NS ticket machines, NS service desks or online. You can pay with iDeal when purchasing online. 

    • Order a one-way or return for use with the Grensabonnement (with a 40% discount)
    • Print out the e-ticket and bring your OV-chipkaart with your season ticket , so that you can prove that you have a Grensabonnement when tickets are checked

    If you visit a station with NS gates, you can open them using the square code on your e-ticket.

  • Travelling from the border to your destination abroad

    You will require a supplementary ticket from a foreign carrier for your journey beyond the border. 

    Travelling to Belgium

    For travel to Belgium, the NMBS offers interesting season tickets for travel from and to Roosendaal, Eijsden, Maastricht and Maastricht Randwyck. For more information on these season tickets, go to nmbs.be.

    For the first time, a Mobib card (Belgian OV-Chipkaart) must be requested. You can then pick up your product online or from an NMBS ticket machine. NMBS has installed its own ticket machines at Roosendaal, Maastricht, Eijsden and Maastricht Randwyck stations. You can pay with Dutch bank cards at the NMBS ticket machines.

  • Travelling during national holidays

    Which national holidays does NS celebrate?

    • Easter
    • Pentecost
    • Good Friday
    • Ascension Day
    • 5 May (next holiday in 2020)
    • Christmas and Boxing Day 
    • New Year's Day

    If you have a Weekend Vrij season ticket,

    then you can travel for free for the entire day on holidays.

    If you have a an other season ticket

    then you can enjoy the same discount when you travel on holidays.

    The periods below are subject to the normal peak and off-peak hours, including when using Optional Day tickets:

    • Friday after Ascension Day
    • During the months of July and August 2017
    • Between Christmas and New Year's Day