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How the OV-fiets works

You need a personal OV-chipkaart to be able to rent and use an OV-fiets. Simply download the free OV-fiets season ticket to your personal OV-chipkaart. Then you can immediately rent an OV-fiets from one of the rental locations. Renting an OV-fiets costs€ 4.45 up to 24 hours.

  1. Come to one of the rental locations for the last leg of your journey.
  2. Choose an OV-fiets and scan your OV-chipkaart.
  3. Adjust the saddle to the correct height, and you're ready to go!
  4. When you're done with your journey, simply return the OV-fiets to the same rental location.
  5. You can view your journeys and expenses in Mijn NS. You'll also receive a handy monthly overview.

If you don't yet have a free OV-fiets season ticket, you can add one to your personal OV-chipkaart online. If you have a NS Flex season ticket, then you can already rent a bicycle using your OV-chipkaart.


Renting an OV-fiets costs € 4.45 each time, for up to 24 hours. If you keep the OV-fiets for more than 24 hours, you will be charged for an extra rental period (up to 72 hours). After 72 hours, you will incur an additional charge of € 5 per 24-hour period.

OV-fiets locations

You can rent an OV-fiets from almost 300 locations throughout the Netherlands. Simply go to one of the following facilities:

View the various rental locations here. You can also find out the number of available bicycles and the opening hours.

Returning an OV-fiets to a different location

If you would like to return your OV-fiets to a different location than where you rented it, you can do so for an additional fee of € 10.

Adjusting an OV-fiets

We recommend checking the tyre pressure and the lights prior to departure. You can pump up the tyres at the storage area. You can raise or lower the saddle on the OV-fiets using the quick-release lever. You do not need any tools to do this.

All OV-fietsen are fitted with puncture-proof tyres. As a result, the chance that you will get a puncture is reduced considerably. If this happens anyway, bring the OV-fiets back to the bicycle storage area where you rented it and it will be repaired for free. If you have the puncture repaired by a different bicycle mechanic, then you must pay for this yourself.

What to do with a broken or damaged OV-fiets?

Report the damage to us. You can do so at the staffed storage facility itself or by sending an e-mail to us at When reporting damage to us, please make sure to specify the bike number, which is indicated on the fender.

  • If you rented the OV-fiets from a self-service rental location, you can report any damage in the access and payment system when you return the bike.
  • If the damage to the OV-fiets was caused by reckless use, you will be charged for the damage.
  • If you have a flat tyre during your rental, please return the OV-fiets to the storage facility. The tire will be fixed or replaced free of charge. If you have your bike repaired elsewhere, we will not reimburse your expenses.
  • What to do when your OV-fiets or key is lost or stolen

    You can read what to do when when your bicycle or key are lost or stolen at OV-fiets(key) lost or stolen.