How does renting an OV-fiets work?
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, and you can immediately rent and use an OV-fiets. Renting an OV-fiets costs € 4.45 up to 24 hours.
How to rent an OV-fiets
Make sure you have a free OV-fiets season ticket or NS Flex season ticket on your OV-chipcard.
- Find a rental location.
- Pick up an OV-fiets and scan your OV-chipcard.
- Adjust the saddle to the right height and you're ready to go.
Is your trip over? Return the OV-fiets to the same location.
Rides and costs
View your rides and costs in Mijn NS. You receive a handy monthly overview.
What does it cost to rent an OV-fiets?
When you rent an OV-fiets, you pay only the rental rate for a period up to 24 hours. If you keep the OV-fiets for longer than that, you will be billed for another rental period (up to 72 hours). After 72 hours, you will also be charged a surcharge of € 5. The costs for using an OV-fiets will be automatically direct debited from your account every month. To view or download your invoices, simply go to Mijn NS
|Rental for 24 hours.||€ 4.45|
|Extra surcharge per 24 hours after 72 hours||€ 5|
|Returning OV-fiets to location other than the original rental location||€ 10|
|Not returning OV-fiets within 21 days of rental||€ 350*|
If the OV-fiets is lost, stolen or damaged, it is vital that you contact us as soon as possible. Read how on the page Lost or stolen OV-fiets or key.
|Loss, theft or damage||Rates|
|Loss or theft of the OV-fiets key||€ 20|
|Theft of OV-fiets with key and police report||€ 70|
|Theft of OV-fiets with police report, but no key||€ 350*|
|Damage to OV-fiets resulting from careless use||Repair costs|
*Costs of buying a new OV-fiets
OV-fiets rates and T&Cs
Where can I rent an OV-fiets?
You can rent an OV-fiets at almost 300 rental locations throughout the Netherlands: you'll find them at most stations, near bus and metro stops and at P+Rs.
Full OV-fiets information at your fingertips
Arrange everything for your OV-fiets easily via Mijn NS in the NS app. You'll find all information about your ride in a handy overview. You can also see whether your trip was successfully completed, find out where you can rent a public transport bike in your area and easily report damage to your bike to us when you rent an OV-fiets with a new lock.
Activate OV-fiets information in the NS app
- Open the NS app.
- Go to More and click on Mijn NS.
- Log in with your Mijn NS account.
- Activate the OV-fiets services by linking your OV-chipcard on which an OV-fiets subscription is active.
- Enter the number of the OV-fiets you rent. With this number we check that you are the cardholder.
Is everything filled in? Now you have all your OV-fiets information to hand.
Download the NS app
Don't have the NS app yet? Download it for free in the App Store or Google Play.
Frequently asked questions
Can I return an OV-fiets to a different location than the one I hired it from?
Yes you can, but you will have to pay a surcharge of €10 to do this.
How do I check how many OV-fietsen are available at my rental location of choice?
Check whether there are still OV-fietsen available at your rental location of choice on NS.nl or in the NS app.
Checking availability on NS.nl
Enter a city, station or rental location and click on 'View on map'. Based on your search, you'll see various OV-fiets locations near you, along with the number of available bikes, the opening hours, and more information about the rental location in question.
Checking availability in the NS app
Open the app, go to the menu item 'More' , select 'OV-fiets' and choose your station. You'll see how many bikes are available right away. Tap on a rental location for more information. To download the free NS app, go to the App Store or Google Play Store.
How can I see if there is a problem at my rental location?
When you search for an OV-fiets by station, you will automatically see whether there is a problem at your rental location. If you want to make a notification of a problem that does not appear in the current overview, please contact NS Customer Service.
Can't find the answer? View all frequently asked questions about the OV-fiets.