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Making changes to optional additional season tickets

With some season tickets it is possible to order extra season tickets for family members. These are also referred to as optional additional season tickets. An optional additional season ticket allows family members to benefit from extra discounts. You can order these with your season ticket, or later via Mijn NS.


What are optional additional season tickets?

You can order an optional additional season ticket for your partner or a child over 12 years old, who lives at the same address as you. These additional season tickets are not available separately and are linked to an NS season ticket. They are ongoing season tickets that can be terminated monthly after the first year.

What optional additional season tickets are available?

The optional additional season tickets that you can order differ for each NS season ticket. Below, you can see the optional additional season tickets available for each NS season ticket:

  • Weekend Vrij: can be combined with Weekend Vrij.
  • Dal Vrij: can be combined with Weekend Vrij or Dal Vrij.
  • Altijd Vrij or OV Vrij: can be combined with Altijd Vrij, Dal Vrij or Weekend Vrij. 

Kids Vrij

Any season ticket can be combined with a Kids Vrij season ticket. Kids Vrij allows children aged 4 to 11 to accompany you for free anywhere you travel. You can order Kids Vrij for free if your child has his or her own OV-chipkaart. You can also purchase an OV-chipkaart for € 7.50 when ordering a Kids Vrij season ticket.

NS Flex

NS Flex is a new product and like many new products, it is still under development. For example, at the moment there are no supplemental season tickets available in combination with NS Flex. However, we are currently working on offering family packages in combination with NS Flex in the near future.

How many additional season tickets can you order per season ticket?

The optional additional season tickets that you can order differ for each NS season ticket. Below, you can see the optional additional season tickets available for each NS season ticket:

  • Altijd Vrij: you can order an Altijd Vrij, Dal Vrij or Weekend Vrij for up to 4 family members, or you can order a maximum of 3 free Kids Vrij season tickets in combination with an Altijd Vrij season ticket.
  • Dal Vrij: you can order an extra Weekend Vrij or Dal Vrij season ticket for a maximum of 1 family member, and/or a maximum of 3 free Kids Vrij season tickets.
  • Weekend Vrij: you can order an extra Weekend Vrij season ticket for a maximum of 1 family member, and/or a maximum of 3 free Kids Vrij season tickets.
  • Altijd Voordeel: maximum of 3 free Kids Vrij season tickets.
  • Dal Voordeel: maximum of 3 free Kids Vrij season tickets.

How to order

Do you already have a season ticket?

Then you can order an optional additional season ticket for a child or family member via Mijn NS. If your family member or child does not have an OV-chipkaart, or if the OV-chipkaart will expire within 8 weeks, then you can order a new card along with the season ticket for an extra fee of € 7.50.

Do you not yet have a season ticket?

then you can purchase one or more optional additional season tickets when you order your main season ticket. If your family member or child does not have an OV-chipkaart, or if the OV-chipkaart will expire within 8 weeks, then you can order a new card along with the season ticket for an extra fee of € 7.50.

Once your order is complete, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail telling you how to download the optional additional season ticket at an NS ticket machine or other OV-chipkaart top-up point.

Your optional additional season ticket will always start on the same day of the month that your main season ticket begins. We will need to receive your application no later than 2 weeks prior to this date.

Making changes to optional additional season tickets

An optional additional season ticket cannot be changed while it is active, not even when the main season ticket expires. 

Extending or cancelling optional additional season tickets

Optional additional season tickets are automatically extended after one year. You receive a message about this form us. After the first year, you can cancel the optional additional season ticket at a month's notice. Contact our Customer Service if your wish to do this.