ISIC card

Public transport card with discount for international students

Fontys University of Applied Sciences and ISIC have arranged a special public transport card with discount for international students.

In the Netherlands you need an 'OV-chipkaart' to travel around with the train, bus, metro and tram.

There are two possibilities:

  • An anonymous card without any discount (blue card)

  • A personal card, where you need a Dutch debit card and the buying process is written in Dutch (yellow card)

Both options are not ideal for international students. That is why ISIC created the ISIC/OV-chipkaart, a custom-made card for international students. Buy the basic card for €15,- (including the ISIC card) and sign-up (optional) for services and discount created for international students for a small monthly fee:

  • 15% discount during off-peak hours on national railway (NS)

  • A digital ISIC card, with the best discounts in the Netherlands and the rest of the world

  • Customized application process for international students

  • Automatic top-up option (no more topping op of balance)

  • Travel data, customer service etc in ISIC mobility app

  • Public transport bike (OV-fiets) and storage

You need to sign-up for your card here, which includes the public transport card + the digital ISIC card. After confirmation you will be able to pick-up your card during the introduction day at Fontys University of Applied Sciences.

Enjoy your stay in the Netherlands!

Your first train ticket in the Netherlands

What to do when you arrive at Schiphol? Unfortunately you don’t have your OV-chipkaart yet, that is why ISIC offers you your first train ticket in the Netherlands for only €11,- (off peak hours) or €16,50 (peak hours).

 Specially for ISIC cardholders! With this ticket you can get on board at any station in the Netherlands and decide which station you want to go to.

 ISIC members or ISIC/OV-chipkaart holder can order the following tickets:

  • Train ticket during off-peak hours for €11 (normal price €21,10) = depart after 9 am on weekdays and the entire weekend.

  • Train ticket during peak hours for €16,50 (normal price €21,10) = only applicable for travel before 9 am on weekdays!

 Get the one-way tickets here!