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What are off-peak hours?

Depending on the time at which you travel and the type of season ticket you have, different off-peak hours apply.


In general, the following times count as off-peak hours

Rush hour is from 6.30 - 9.00 and 16.00 - 18.30 from Monday to Friday.

You can travel for free or at a discount during the following off-peak hours:

  • The off-peak hours are the hours outside of rush hour times, plus all day on weekends and national holidays
  • The time at which you check in determines the discount you will receive for the entire journey

With the following season tickets, you can travel at a discount or for free during the off-peak hours and during rush hour

  • Altijd Vrij: always free travel with NS
  • Kids Vrij: always free travel with NS for children aged 4 to 11
  • Altijd Voordeel: 20% discount during rush hour, 40% discount during off-peak hours

With the following season tickets, you can travel at a discount or for free during off-peak hours

  • Dal Vrij: free travel with NS during off-peak hours
  • Weekend Vrij: free travel on the weekend, 40% discount during other off-peak hours
  • Dal Voordeel: 40% discount with NS during off-peak hours