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Ask for a refund if your OV-chipkaart is lost, stolen or damaged. But also if your train had a long delay or you forgot your season ticket once and incurred extra costs as a result.

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Refunds for delays

We understand how irritating it is to experience a delay on your train journey in the Netherlands, so we offer a refund for delays of 30 minutes or more.

Refunds for a forgotten OV-chipkaart

Do you usually travel on an NS season ticket but you've forgotten your OV-chipkaart? Or did you travel with your debit card instead of your OV-chipkaart? There's no need to worry. First, ensure that you have a valid ticket for your train journey. You can request a refund for the cost of your journey with NS afterwards.

Refunds for loss or theft

If your personal OV-chipkaart or NS-Business Card with a season ticket is lost or stolen, it is important for you to block the card as quickly as possible to prevent unauthorised use of the card. You can then request a new replacement card. If you need your season ticket, but your replacement card has not yet arrived, you can request a temporary ticked through NS Customer Service. Temporary tickets are not available with the NS-Business Card. For what to do in that case, read the information at the bottom of the page.

Requesting an OV-verklaring

If you pay your own expenses for travelling to work, you can apply for a travel deduction from the Tax Authority. For this, you will need an OV-verklaring (public transport statement) or a travel statement to prove that you have travelled by public transport.

Money debited by NLOV

Do you see a debit on your bank account that starts with NLOV followed by 14 numbers and letters? Then you have (accidentally) traveled with your debit card.