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Weekend Vrij

Benefits of this season ticket

  • Unlimited travel on weekends
  • 40% discount during off-peak hours
  • 40% discount for 3 travel companions
  • Free personal OV-chipkaart

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Unlimited travel at the weekend

With the Weekend Vrij season ticket, you can enjoy unlimited travel at the weekend and on holidays with all Dutch rail companies. Plus, you also receive a 40% discount on travel during off-peak hours. 


  • 40% discount for 3 travel companions.
  • Discounts on Dutch sections of InterCity Berlin and ICE International routes.
  • Only 10 Euro balance needed to check in on weekdays (free travel at the weekend)

Try it for 1 month

For just € 39 (2nd class) you can get unlimited travel on weekends and during public holidays, with all Dutch rail carriers. On weekdays, you get a 40% discount during off-peak hours. This temporary season ticket expires after one month. 

Benefits of an NS season ticket

  • Free copy of Spoor magazine 5x per year  with interesting offers.
  • Exclusive offers  for season ticket holders.
  • Manage your season ticket with a single, convenient overview in Mijn NS.  Find your journeys in your travel history, and request refunds for delays or when you forget to check out.
  • 25% discount on international travel with RAILPLUS, for an extra € 15 per year.
  • Discounts  on GreenWheels car sharing and Q-Park P+R parking facilities.
  • Free Kids Vrij.  Children travel with you for free (order separately).

When can you travel with a discount, exactly?

Unlimited travel on weekends
from 18:30 on Friday evening to 04:00 on Monday morning.

Unlimited travel on public holidays
all day long.

During off-peak hours , you travel with a 40% discount
from Monday to Friday between 09:00  and 16:00 and  between 18:30  and 06:30.

If you check in during off-peak hours, but check out during peak hours , you still receive the 40% discount.

Who is this season ticket for?

If you travel at the weekend several times per month, then Weekend Vrij is often the option that saves you the most money. If you travel longer distances, then Weekend Vrij can even save you money starting from one trip per month.

If you also regularly travel during the week, then perhaps consider purchasing a Dal Vrij or Altijd Vrij season ticket.

Extra discount for 65-plus

Anyone aged 65 or older is eligible for a 30% discount off the price of a Weekend Vrij season ticket. Simply enter your date of birth when ordering the season ticket, and we will automatically calculate the correct price.

Get more out of your season ticket

Several supplements are available for the Weekend Vrij season ticket, offering you even more NS services. Store your bicycle on account, without separate  season ticket expenses; rent an  OV-fiets bicycle  at more than 300 locations in the Netherlands; or travel  without a supplement on the Intercity Direct between Rotterdam Centraal and Schiphol. 

You can order these supplements together with your season ticket.


Good to know

  • Delivery time

    You will receive your new personal OV-chipkaart for free with an annual season ticket. Your new personal OV-chipkaart (with your season ticket) will be delivered to your home within one week.

    Season ticket within one day with an existing OV-chipkaart

    If you already have your own personal OV-chipkaart (with photograph), then enter the OV-chipkaart number when ordering your season ticket. You can then download your season ticket within one working day from an NS Ticket Machine. That way, you can travel with a discount right away!

  • Season ticket term

    Your season ticket is valid for a term of one year. After the first year, you may cancel your season ticket at any time, with a month's notice. We will then refund any amount remaining on your balance.

    You also have the option of switching to a more expensive season ticket during the first year

  • Payment

    You pay for your season ticket on a monthly basis. You can pay the season ticket costs for the first month quickly and securely via your own bank using iDeal. Your first payment completes the order process and confirms your banking details. The remaining season ticket costs will automatically be debited from your bank account each month.

    If you would rather pay your season ticket costs with one lump sum, then you can pay the entire amount via iDeal.

    No iDeal

    If you do not have iDeal, but you do have a personal OV-chipkaart, you can order a season ticket by telephone. NS Customer Service is available 24 hours per day. 

  • Conditions

    Download the season ticket product conditions.

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Traject Vrij

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  • 40% discount on other routes

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  • 65+ prices

    Anyone aged 65 or older is eligible for up to a 30% discount on the price of an annual season ticket. The prices listed below are the discount prices per month.

    • Weekend vrij. 2nd class price: € 22. 1st class price: € 39 per month
    • Dal Vrij.  2nd class price: € 42. 1st class price: € 99 per month

    Prices as of 1 January 2017. 

  • 1 month Weekend Vrij

    With this temporary season ticket, you can enjoy 1 month of unlimited travel at the weekend and on holidays. Valid with all Dutch rail carriers. The offer ends on 31 August 2017. The price for a 2nd class season ticket is € 39, or € 45 for 1st class.

    The benefits

    • Stops automatically after 1 month
    • Unlimited travel on weekends
    • 40% discount during off-peak hours
    • 40% discount for up to 3 travel companions
    • You only need € 10 on your balance to check in during the week (at the weekend, you travel for free)
    • Valid on all domestic routes for the Intercity Brussels and Intercity Berlin, and with a supplement aboard the ICE International & Intercity Direct between Schiphol and Rotterdam.

    Download the sale conditions (pdf)

  • Extra season tickets

    For some season tickets, it is possible to order one or more extra season tickets. These are called 'additional season tickets'. 

    What are additional season tickets?

    You can order an additional season ticket for an adult or child living at the same address. These additional season tickets are not available separately, but must always be linked to an NS season ticket. They are renewed automatically, but can be cancelled with one month's notice after the first year.

    Which additional season tickets are available?

    • Dal Voordeel and Altijd Voordeel. 3 x free Kids Vrij season ticket.
    • Weekend Vrij. 3 x free Kids Vrij season ticket. And an extra Weekend Vrij season ticket for up to 1 other family member.
    • Dal Vrij. 3 x free Kids Vrij season ticket. And an extra Weekend Vrij or Dal Vrij season ticket for up to 1 other family member.
    • Altijd Vrij or OV Vrij. 3 x free Kids Vrij season ticket. And an extra Altijd Vrij, Dal Vrij or Weekend Vrij season ticket for up to 4 other family members. Or a maximum of 3 free Kids Vrij season tickets for the 4 additional season tickets.

    How to order

    If you already have an OV-chipkaart or a season ticket, then you can order an additional season ticket via Mijn NS. If your family member or child does not have an OV-chipkaart, or if the OV-chipkaart will expire within 8 weeks, then you can order a new card along with the season ticket at no extra charge.

    Once your order is complete, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail telling you how to download the season ticket at an NS ticket machine or other OV-chipkaart top-up point.

    Your additional season ticket will always start on the same day of the month that your main season ticket begins. We will need to receive your application no later than 2 weeks prior to this date.

  • Travelling during national holidays

    Which national holidays does NS celebrate?

    • Easter
    • Pentecost
    • Good Friday
    • Ascension Day
    • 5 May (next holiday in 2020)
    • Christmas and Boxing Day 
    • New Year's Day

    If you have a Weekend Vrij season ticket,

    then you can travel for free for the entire day on holidays.

    If you have a an other season ticket

    then you can enjoy the same discount when you travel on holidays.

    The periods below are subject to the normal peak and off-peak hours, including when using Optional Day tickets:

    • Friday after Ascension Day
    • During the months of July and August 2017
    • Between Christmas and New Year's Day