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Request a Station Passagepas

At 82 stations throughout the country, NS is installing access gates that will be put into operation in phases. These stations will only be accessible with an OV-chipkaart or a passagepas.


Various methods for opening the gates

Access with your OV-chipkaart

To open the gates at the station, simply check in and out with your OV-chipkaart. If you check out at the same station within 60 minutes of checking in, then the boarding rate will be credited back to your balance. You must have sufficient funds on your OV-chipkaart balance in order to open the gates.

Access with a passagepas

If you do not have a valid ticket, but still wish to enter a station, then you can request a passagepas from the NS. With this passagepas, you can pass freely in and out of the station. To open the gates, simply hold the passagepas in front of the card reader to the right of the gate. The passagepas is only an access pass; it does not allow you to travel by train or to top up your balance.

Stations accessible with a passagepas

You can request a passagepas for the following stations:

  • Gouda
  • Rotterdam-Zuid
  • Weesp
  • Deventer
  • Amsterdam Amstel
  • Leiden
  • Sittard
  • Dordrecht
  • Zwolle