Altijd Vrij Annual
Unlimited travel whenever you want
€ 333 per month.
- You always travel free, wherever and whenever you want
- 40% discount for up to 3 fellow travellers in the off-peak hours
- Up to 4 family season tickets, that include 3 Kids Vrij for infants and children aged 4-11 at no extra cost
- Valid with other train operators
- Valid on InterCity Berlin and ICE International routes within the Netherlands
- Spoor magazine free 4 times a year with great offers
- Discounts for Greenwheels and Q-Park P+R areas (in Dutch)
- Available with an Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij season ticket
All season tickets subject to terms and conditions.
Download product terms and conditions for season tickets (PDF, 51 kB)
Ordering your Altijd Vrij Annual
You can order your Altijd Vrij Annual season ticket online. You will need an 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 2 weeks.
Do you already have an OV-chipkaart? Then you can order your Altijd Vrij Annual season ticket at an NS ticket desk at the station. You can also order by phone. Please call NS Customer Service for this. You can reach us day and night by phone on 030-7515155. For orders placed by phone, it will be ten days before the season ticket can start.
Paying for your Altijd Vrij Annual
You buy your season ticket for a full year but pay for it in monthly instalments. 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)
Family season tickets
Family season tickets (bijabonnementen) are additional season tickets for members of your family aged 12 or over living at the same address. You can order up to 4 family season tickets with your Altijd Vrij season ticket: these can be Altijd Vrij, Dal Vrij or Weekend Vrij season tickets. If you would rather have Kids Vrij season tickets, you can order up to 4 of these. You can put them on OV-chipkaarten which are valid for more than 8 weeks.
Kids Vrij season ticket
Kids Vrij lets you take children aged 4-11 with you free of charge. You can order up to 3 Kids Vrij season tickets at no cost with an Altijd Vrij season ticket. You can arrange this when you order your season ticket or later on via Mijn NS (in Dutch). If you do not have your own account yet, you can set it up easily in Mijn NS (in Dutch). Each child needs their own OV-chipkaart, but does not have to live at the same address as the applicant. A personal OV-chipkaart costs € 7,50.
Your season ticket is added to an OV-chipkaart (public transport smart card). With an Altijd Vrij season ticket, you do not need to have any starting fare (in Dutch) on your OV-chipkaart to be able to travel; but if you use your OV-chipkaart on the trams, buses or metro too, you will need a balance on your 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. If you're travelling abroad, you don't need to check in and out in the Netherlands.
Combined travel discount
You can take up to 3 people with you at a discount of 40% in the off-peak hours. You can set this up at the ticket machine at the station.
If you want to change the class you travel, once only, or for every time you travel, it is easy to do this on a ticket machine.
Changing ticket class
I do not have iDEAL. Is there any other way I can buy a season ticket?
With a personal OV-chipkaart, you can also order a season ticket from NS Customer service on 030-7515155. NS Customer service is available 24/7. You need to order season tickets 10 days in advance.
Are travel costs deductible?
Home-work travel costs by train, tram, metro and/or bus come under the rules for deducting travel costs. You may be entitled to deduct them for tax purposes if you are travelling more than 10 km. You can find the terms and conditions and amounts involved at the Belastingsdienst (Tax service) website (in Dutch). With an Altijd Vrij Monthly you can apply for a public transport declaration yourself. We will check your details before passing them on to the Tax service. With Altijd Vrij Annual, this is done automatically.
How do I deduct travel costs?
You need to apply for a OV (PT) declaration first: you need this to apply to the Tax service to deduct your public transport travel costs.
When do I need to apply for a OV (PT) declaration?
With a Dal Vrij, Weekend Vrij, Altijd Vrij Monthly and Traject Vrij Monthly season ticket, you need to apply for a OV (PT) declaration yourself. We will check your details before passing them on to the Tax service. With our other annual season tickets, this is done automatically: so, if you have an annual season ticket, you do not need to apply for a OV (PT) declaration (except for Weekend Vrij).