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Traveling with the OV-chipkaart

Travel with an OV-chipkaart by train, bus, tram and metro. Buy a personal or anonymous OV-chipkaart and travel on balance. Or discover the advantage of an NS Flex season ticket on your OV-chipkaart.

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Samenreiskorting geven via een samenreiscode

Co-travel discount

Take along a maximum of 3 other people and enjoy a 40% discount during off-peak hours.

Jongen checken in met OV saldo

Topping up the balance on your OV-chipkaart

You can easily top up the balance on your OV-chipkaart online. You'll be back on track right away.

Downloading products to your OV-chipkaart

It's easy to change classes or activate combined travel discounts.

Expired OV-chipkaart

If you have an NS season ticket, then NS will automatically send you a new card.

Checking in and out

Poles, gates and beeps: how to check in and out

Chipkaart options

All of the chipkaart characteristics.

Passing through the gates without travelling

More and more stations are installing access gates in order to improve security.