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Practical information

In order to make King's Night and King's Day a pleasant experience for everyone, NS will be implementing several temporary rules and measures in the trains and at the stations on Wednesday, 26 April and Thursday, 27 April.


In order to guarantee safety and a pleasant atmosphere during your journey, travellers are forbidden to bring, drink or distribute alcohol at stations or on trains throughout the country during King's Night and King's Day. This applies from 19:00 on Wednesday evening, 26 April until 07:00 on Friday morning, 28 April. Catering establishments and shops at the stations will also be prohibited from selling alcohol.

Luggage lockers

For security reasons, luggage lockers and depots will be closed at some stations during King's Night and King's Day. This applies for stations close to large events.

At Amsterdam Amstel, Amsterdam Centraal, Alkmaar, Eindhoven, Haarlem, ’s-Hertogenbosch and Tilburg stations, luggage lockers will be closed from 19:00 on Wednesday evening, 26 April until 7:00 on Friday morning, 28 April.


Make sure that you have a valid ticket before you board the train. We recommend that you plan your journey and arrange your ticket before you leave. If you are travelling with your OV-chipkaart, please remember to top up your balance before you arrive at the station. You can do so automatically to ensure that you always have enough money on your balance to travel.
You can also purchase an Oranjeretour ticket with a 20% discount. That way, you don't have to stand in the queue at the ticket machine on King's Day. 

Discount tickets are not valid on King's Day! Instead, take advantage of the Oranjeretour ticket when travelling to your King's Day destination. 

Student travel products

As a student with a week season ticket, you are not eligible for free travel on Thursday, 27 April. However, you are eligible for a 40% discount when travelling on balance. Students with a weekend and holiday ticket are eligible for free travel on King's Day.

Plan your journey

Prepare for your journey in advance with the NS Travel Planner. Here you can see how the Oranjedienstregeling will affect your journey. Expect large crowds and the possibility of longer travel times. Be sure to check your return journey too. If you will be returning late at night, check in advance whether you will be able to make it to your connection on time.

To see the most up to date travel advice, check shortly before departure. At the station you will be able to see up to date information on the digital display screens. You can check the NS Travel planner or the Reisplanner Xtra travel planner app while on the move.