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Kids Vrij

Unlimited travel for children who are accompanying you

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Benefits

  • Children from the age of 4 to 12 travel for free with a Kids Vrij season ticket
  • Valid with other train operators
  • Spoor magazine free 4 times a year with great offers

Useful information

  • All children travel with their own OV-chipkaart
  • You can order an OV-chipkaart (€ 7,50) during your order of a Kids Vrij
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  • Features
  • Also:

    • Spoor magazine free 4 times a year with great offers
    • When you apply we will ask for your payment details and take a one-off payment of 0,01
    • Travel with Kids Vrij is always free of charge: during peak and off-peak hours, and over the weekend
    • Your infant or child can travel with a Kids Vrij ticket when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket


    Did you know that...

    Children can also travel with you free of charge to Germany and Belgium? Go to the NS International (in Dutch) pages for more information.

    All season tickets subject to terms and conditions.
    Download the season ticket product terms and conditions (PDF, 51 kB in Dutch)

  • Ordering
  • You can order Kids Vrij at no cost. Each child needs their own OV-chipkaart (public transport smart card), but does not have to live at the same address as the applicant. An OV-chipkaart costs € 7,50.


    Ordering your Kids Vrij season ticket

    You can order your Kids Vrij season ticket online. You will need a personal OV-chipkaart (public transport smart card). If you have not got an OV-chipkaart, or your card is about to run out in the next 8 weeks, then you can order a new card free of charge with your season ticket. Your OV-chipkaart with your season ticket pre-loaded onto it will be sent to your home address within 1 week.

    Do you already have an OV-chipkaart? Then it is also possible to order your season ticket with NS Customer service. You can call us 24/7 on telephone number 030 - 7515155.


    Paying for your Kids Vrij season ticket

    You pay with iDEAL. We will e-mail you as soon as your payment is received, explaining how you can download your season ticket to your card at an NS card machine or other public transport smart card top-up point. See address finder for details of all pick-up points in your area. Paying via IDEAL is not required when ordering you season ticket via NS customer service, you may authorise us telephonically.
    Order your season ticket online (in Dutch)

  • OV-chipkaart
  • You need an OV-chipkaart (public transport smart card) for all journeys you make by train. Your season ticket is added to your smart card. With Kids Vrij, you do not need to have any starting fare on your OV-chipkaart to be able to travel; but if you use your OV-chipkaart on the trams, buses or metro, you will need a minimum balance on your child's card.


    Checking in and out

    Hold your card up to the free-standing post or gate to check in for your train journey; then repeat the process when you get to your destination. You need to check in and out with each operator, i.e. if you change to bus, tram or metro. You should check out at an NS card reader before checking in with another operator.

  • Frequently asked questions
  • How long will this promotional action last?

    The promotional period for Kids Vrij season tickets at € 0 starts on 1 April 2015.
    The price of the Kids Vrij season ticket has been reduced temporarily. NS reserves the right to increase the season ticket price again. You will be informed about this several months in advance and you will have the right to cancel the season ticket again in that case.

    What are the conditions of this promotion?

    • The price of the Kids Vrij season ticket has been reduced temporarily. NS reserves the right to increase the season ticket price again. You will be informed about this several months in advance and you will have the right to cancel the season ticket again in that case.
    • The offer does not apply for season tickets that have already been purchased.
    • Kids Vrij is an ongoing subscription (season ticket); you can cancel it at the end of any month after the first year.

    What conditions apply to the season ticket?

    • The Kids Vrij season ticket costs € 0 as of 1 April 2015.
    • The price of the Kids Vrij season ticket has been reduced temporarily. NS reserves the right to increase the season ticket price again. You will be informed about this several months in advance and you will have the right to cancel the season ticket again in that case.
    • You subscribe to this season ticket per year and you can cancel it at the end of any month after the first year.
    • If your child already has a personalised public transport smartcard, this subscription can be put on it. If your child does not yet have a personalised public transport smartcard, then your Kids Vrij season ticket lets you buy one straight away for € 7,50.
    • You can order this season ticket from our webshop on ns.nl. The payment transaction will be € 0,01 to let us verify your personal details and bank details. The sum of € 0,01 will be paid annually when the season ticket is renewed.
    • This season ticket is only valid when travelling with an adult aged 18 or older.
    • The Kids Vrij season ticket is valid for children aged 4 to 11.
    • It applies for travel in the same class and on the same route as the accompanying adult.
    • A maximum of 3 children aged 4 to 11 with their own valid personalised public transport smartcards may travel with each accompanying adult.
    • You can also use the public transport smartcard in the bus, tram and metro if it has been topped up with a sufficient balance.
    • The season ticket is also valid with other rail carriers.
    • It is also valid on the domestic parts of InterCity Berlin and ICE International routes. Please note: the child does not pay a supplement, but the accompanying adult does.

    I already have a Kids Vrij season ticket. Can I also use this offer?

    All Kids Vrij season ticket holders get their season ticket free of charge as of 1 April 2015. For customers who purchased a Kids Vrij season ticket before April 2015, the free subscription renewal starts from the first time it is extended after 1 April 2015. They will pay only € 0,01 annually, so that their personal details and bank details can be verified.

    My child already has a public transport smartcard. Can the Kids Vrij season ticket be loaded on it?

    This can be done if your child has a personalised public transport smartcard. You can state this when applying for the ticket. The season ticket will then be loaded on the corresponding public transport smartcard.

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