Ooievaarspas (reduction card)

Do you have a low income? Apply for the Ooievaarspas. The Ooievaarspas provides you and your family members with reductions on all kinds of fun activities like sports, excursions, memberships and courses.

All the reductions and activities are listed on www.ooievaarspas.nl.

You receive welfare benefits

Then you will automatically get a letter which explains how you (and your family) can get the Ooievaarspas. If you do not get welfare benefits, you can apply for an Ooievaarspas.


  • You live in The Hague, Leidschendam-Voorburg or Rijswijk.
  • Your income is not higher than 130% of the benefit norm (bijstandsnorm). Your tax credits will also be taken into account.
  • Your capital falls below the income and assets limit (vermogensgrens).
  • There is an extra condition for HBO and university (WO) students: they should have no right to a student loan or supplementary grant from Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO).

Online application for residents of The Hague

Do you live in The Hague? Complete the form.

Apply for Ooievaarspas

Is it difficult for you to fill in the online application form? You can get assistance at a municipal Servicepunt.

Apply in writing

  • Step 1: fill in the application form.
  • Step 2: print out the form
  • Step 3: sign the form.
  • Step 4: write your name and BSN number on each page (also in the attachments) .
  • Step 5: send the form with attachments to:

    Gemeente Den Haag
    Antwoordnummer 1630
    2502 VB Den Haag
Ooievaarspas application form (PDF, 139,2 kB)

Application for residents of Leidschendam-Voorburg or Rijswijk

Which attachments do you need to send?

  • Copy of a valid passport, Dutch identity card or residence permit (not a driving licence).
  • Financial information about income, assets and debts for you and other family members. For example a benefits specification, salary statement, DUO specification, alimony payment or other sources of income.

Extend the Ooievaarspas

You will receive a notification before 1 November of whether your Ooievaarspas will be extended for the following year. You will then get a letter (beschikking) for the entire family (with children up to the age of 18 years).

Have you not received any notification before 1 November? And would you like to continue to use the Ooievaarspas? Submit a (new) application.


The Ooievaarspas is free.

How long does it take?

You will receive a letter informing you whether you have been granted an Ooievaarspas or if the pass has been extended within 8 weeks of submitting your application.

If you have the right to an Ooievaarspas, you will receive a pass form within 4 weeks. Send back this form together with a copy of your valid proof of identity (for people aged 14 years and older) and a recent passport photo.

Ooievaarspas lost or stolen?

Have you lost your Ooievaarspas? Or would you like to change the information on your pass, for example your name or your passport photo? Apply for a new pass. Your old pass will then be blocked.

The pass will use the name registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP). You need to first change your name in the BRP.

Apply for a new Ooievaarspas

Extra advantage for children

Children can even take part in 1 sports activity and 1 cultural activity per year for free through Kinderen doen Mee.

Free travel

Have you reached retirement age and do you have the right to an Ooievaarspas? Then you are entitled to free public transportation in The Hague.

Which Ooievaars measures are there?

The Ooievaarspas falls under The Hague's Ooievaars measures for low-income households. Look to see whether you are also eligible for another Ooievaars benefit.