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Activating products on your OV-chipkaart

If you wish to take advantage of NS products such as class changes, Keuzedagen or combined travel discounts, simply download them onto your OV-chipkaart to activate them.

Changing class

When you order a season ticket or an OV-chipkaart, it is usually for 1st or 2nd class. But you can also choose to change the class temporarily or permanently.


Do you want to travel with Keuzedagen tickets? Before you can use your Keuzedag, you must download it to your OV-chipkaart at an NS Ticket Machine.

Samenreiskorting: combined travel discount

If you will be travelling with an NS season ticket holder then in most cases you can make use of the combined travel discount. The season ticket holder is allowed to bring a maximum of 3 people with them at a discount of 40% during peak discount hours. 

In order to take advantage of the discount, you must first download the combined travel discount onto your own OV-chipkaart at an NS Ticket Machine or the NS service desk. You can do this with an anonymous or personal OV-chipkaart with at least € 10 balance on it.

The Samenreiskorting combined travel discount cannot be downloaded to an NS-Business Card. 

Samenreiskorting combined travel discount works a bit different with NS Flex