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Border subscription


If you regularly travel between the Netherlands and Belgium or Germany, then a Border Subscription combined with with a foreign subscription might be something for you. With a Border Subscription, you can get unlimited travel on a set rout in the Netherlands to the Belgium or German border.
The Border Subscription is available to or from:

  • Bad Bentheim border
  • Emmerich border
  • Roosendaal border
  • Venlo border
  • Visé border


The Border Subscription will be placed on your OV-chipkaart.

More information Border Subscription


More information about the Border Subscription and purchasing it can be found in Dutch on www.ns.nl or contract our Customer Service via 030-2300023.

Combination subscriptions


For the foreign part of your journey there are several subscriptions available that can combined with the Border Subscription.

  • For more information about Belgium subscription, go to www.nmbs.be
  • For more information about German subscription, go to www.bahn.de

Border Subscription and international travel


When travelling with a Border Subscription in combination with a foreign subscription, it is not necessary to check in and out.

Your Border Subscription, together with your foreign subscription are a valid ticket. When being asked for you ticket you will need to show both.

You can travel with 40% discount during off-peak hours on routes not included in your Border Subscription. You will need to do the following:

  • When purchasing your international ticket via NSInternational.nl, you must choose the option ‘ 40% discount in the Netherlands’.
  • Are you buying your international ticket via a NS self-service ticket machine? Then choose the option ‘NS route with discount’.

You will then receive an international ticket where the 40% discount is included.

Please note: If necessary, book two one-way trips when different conditions apply on the outward and return journey.

Border Subscription Roosendaal


Travelling with a Border Subscription Roosendaal? Until recently, NS temporarily sold a limited range of NMBS tickets at stations Roosendaal and Maastricht: individual tickets for domestic NMBS rate, but also a monthly subscription Roosendaal border to Antwerp for commuters who regularly travel through Roosendaal to go abroad. NMBS as now placed their own self-service ticket machines at Roosendaal and Maastricht Randwyck which meant that it was no longer necessary to continue to provide this service at the counter.

That is why you can now purchase your Border Subscription via NMBS. For the first time, a NMBS subscription must be requested (Mobib). Then the product can be retrieved via the Internet or the NMBS ticket machine. Payment at a NMBS machine is also possible with Dutch bankcards.

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