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The situation on the railways on King's Day

On Tuesday evening 26 April and Wednesday 27 April, the trains will be running according to the Oranjedienstregeling. We will deploy longer trains, and additional trains on some routes, to make sure everyone gets to their King's Day celebration. This may mean that trains will depart at different times or from different platforms and/or have different final destinations. Sometimes an extra transfer will be necessary.


Travelling to and from Amsterdam Centraal

In Amsterdam, a wide variety of events are organised on King's Day. View the King's Day map to see the best way to get to and from Amsterdam.

Good to know

  • Amsterdam RAI station will be closed for trains and metro on Wednesday 27 April. You can travel via Amsterdam Zuid.
  • On King's Day the GVB will be running according to an adjusted timetable and the routes for a large number of trams and buses in the city centre will be changed. For example, only tram 26 will be stopping at Amsterdam Centraal station. Check the GVB website to see the adjusted timetable
  • On the orders of the police, Amsterdam Sciencepark station will be closed for train traffic on Wednesday 27 April. You can travel via Amsterdam Amstel station. For up to date information, pay attention to the digital screens and the announcements at the station and on the train.

Travelling to and from Schiphol

Do you need to get to Schiphol Airport on King's Day? Then make sure you schedule an extra half an hour of travel time. We advise passengers who need to catch a flight to travel from one of the surrounding Amsterdam stations. Plan your journey in advance using theNS Travel planner or the Reisplanner Xtra travel planner app

Intercity Direct

On King's Day, the Intercity direct will be running as normal between Amsterdam Centraal and Breda. Passengers travelling between Schiphol and Rotterdam will have to pay a supplement. 

International trains

To prevent overcrowding, no international trains will be running to and from Amsterdam Centraal station on Wednesday 27 April. Depending on the destination, these trains will be running to and from Schiphol Airport, Utrecht Centraal or Amersfoort station. To catch your international train, it is advisable to depart from Amsterdam half an hour earlier. For more information, go to the NS International website

Plan your journey

Embark on your journey well prepared and plan it using the NS Travel planner. Here you can see how our Oranjedienstregeling will affect your journey. Expect large crowds and the possibility of additional travel time. 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.