1) I’ll be in Holland (visiting family that live there) for 29 days at the end of the month and have interest in ordering NS Flex with Dal Vrij for a month as it’s obviously the successor to the summer Dal Vrij month pass. By the way, I also asked about that, they told me it is NOT coming back this year. Anyways, 29 days, 1 days less than a month. Do I need a ticket machine to cancel Dal Vrij on NS Flex like a traditional abonnement? Or do you just regulate it online? This one is the most important question for me because I will leave again a day earlier before the end of the month, and obviously won’t have access to a ticket machine.
2) unfortunately for me the earliest start date is June 30th (I have to order a new one, the old card has expired), I arrive a day earlier on the 29th. Is it possible to travel on full fare (on account) with NS Flex so getting home from schiphol is easy and stress free or will I need to upload with €20 euros?
3) Can someone confirm for me is it seriously not possible to load a seperate bus/tram product on the card? For example, a GVB-Only month pass. I’m willling to accept this flaw, but just wanted someone to confirm first before I accidentally waste €92 on it.
if it’s really too complicated another idea is I’ll just order Dal voordeel, manage a budget and turn it into Dal Vrij for a month when I next come back in a year (that is, if NS Flex hasn’t resulted in traditional abonnements being scrapped )
Beste antwoord door Robert B
You're in luck because any change in NS Flex subscriptions is handled administratively, and does NOT require confirmation at a ticket machine anymore!
Other products like GVB bus/tram/metro (or even credit for the coffee machine at work) can easily be added to a (personal) card. No worries.
Only the complete cancellation of NS Flex needs to be confirmed/removed from your card at a machine, but if you just switch to Flex Basic (which is free) after a month of Dal Vrij, you are good to go.
Best of all, a new ov-chipcard with NS Flex Dal Vrij is free, and valid for 5 years. To order, you will probably need a Dutch IBAN account with iDeal payment, though... so ask a family member to handle that.