Buying an OV-chipkaart
Buying a personalised OV-chipkaart
- A personalised OV-chipkaart without an NS season ticket can be obtained for €7.50 via ov-chipkaart.nl
- If you have Weekend Vrij, Dal Vrij, Dal Voordeel, Altijd Voordeel, Kids Vrij or Altijd Vrij and do not yet have a personalised OV-chipkaart, you will be given one free of charge
- You will also be given a free personalised OV-chipkaart if you have an NS or public transport Jaarabonnement or Jaartrajectabonnement. However, it is not yet possible to use this card to check in and out when travelling with NS, although you can use it with other transport companies
You can find out what a personalised OV-chipkaart is at different cards. Depending on what kind of card you have, you may need to carry out a number of actions before you can use your OV-chipkaart for NS journeys.
Buying an anonymous OV-chipkaart
- An anonymous OV-chipkaart can be bought for €7.50 at the station from NS ticket machines with a pink OV-chipkaart sign on (as in the photo above) and from NS service desks
- You can also buy an anonymous OV-chipkaart at various supermarkets, tobacconists, the Bruna chain of shops and the service desks of other public transport companies
- You can find the nearest sales points to you by searching online
You can find out what an anonymous OV-chipkaart is at different cards. Depending on what kind of card you have, you may need to carry out a number of actions before you can use your OV-chipkaart for NS journeys.