benefits ov-chipkaart

If you are studying in the Netherlands and are receiving studiefinanciering, you are eligible for the student travel product. This product enables you to travel for free or at a discounted rate with Dutch public transport. You can choose between free travel on weekdays or during the weekend. If you choose to travel for free during the weekdays you’ll also receive a discount during the weekend (and vice versa).  You must apply for a personal OV-chip card in order to use the student travel product. Click here to visit the official student travel product website or visit the DUO.nl website for more information.

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