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Loading and activating products

You can use NS products by loading them onto your OV-chipkaart and activating them. For example, changing class or combined travel discount.

Loading changing class onto your OV-chipkaart

Upon requesting travel using OV-chipkaart balance or ordering an NS season ticket, you choose whether you want to travel in 1st or 2nd class. In most cases it is possible to change classes permanently or on a one-off basis.

Combined travel discount on your OV-chipkaart or NS-Business Card

If you will be travelling with an NS season ticket holder then in most cases you can make use of the combined travel discount. The season ticket holder is allowed to bring a maximum of 3 people with them at a discount of 40% during peak discount hours. In order to benefit, you must load the combined travel discount onto your own OV-chipkaart at an NS ticket machine or the NS service desk. You can do this with an anonymous or personal OV-chipkaart with at least € 10 balance on it.