How do I load the OV-chipkaart?

There are a number of ways to load your OV-chipkaart. You can choose automatic reloading, so that you never have to think about credit. Or you can load your card using a loading device at the station. Choose the most convenient option for you.


Automatic reload

You can choose automatic reload on a personal OV-chipkaart. If you do not have enough credit to pay the boarding fare when you check in, your card will be automatically reloaded with your chosen amount. This means you always have enough credit to travel.

Further information on automatic reload


Place your order online and picking up your order

Order €10, €20, €30, €40 or €50 of credit online and pay using iDEAL. Load the credit onto your card at a pick-up device. Once you have picked up your credit you are ready to travel. Traveling with NS? Your credit will automatically be added to your card when you check-in.

Order credit


Loading device

There are loading devices throughout the Netherlands where you can load your personal or anonymous card. At stations, in some buses, in supermarkets and newsagents.

Find a loading device near you


At an operator's counter

You can also load your OV-chipkaart at operators' counters. You will pay a service charge at some counters. Find a counter near you