If you are 60 years or older and have a Dal Voordeel, Altijd Voordeel or a Voordeeluren season ticket, then you can travel at an extra discount for seven days per year with the Keuzedagen [Optional days]. Keuzedagen for 2nd class travel cost € 26 per contract year, and € 51 for 1st class. This price is in addition to the cost of a Dal Voordeel, Altijd Voordeel or Voordeeluren season ticket. Unfortunately, Keuzedagen are not available in combination with NS Flex.
Changes in 2021
Starting on 1 January 2021, Keuzedagen will no longer be valid during the afternoon rush hour. From 30 October 2020, you will receive a Keuzedag that is valid for 12 months. When extending your Keuzedagen after mid-2021, all Keuzedagen will receive the same validity as the Annual Keuzedag, i.e. all seven for the entire contract year.
The answer to your question...
What are Keuzedagen?
Keuzedagen (Optional days) enable NS season ticket holders aged 60 years or more to travel 7 days a year extra cheaply by train. Keuzedagen can be used for any train journey in the Netherlands, whether from Maastricht to Groningen or from Zutphen to Apeldoorn.
How do I order Keuzedagen?
Keuzedagen (Optional days) can be ordered online by season ticket holders aged 60 years or more, who hold a Dal Voordeel (Off-peak discount), Altijd Voordeel (Continual discount) or Voordeelurenabonnement (Off-peak discount season ticket). If you do not already have a season ticket, you can order Keuzedagen until mid-2021 by taking out an Off-peak discount season ticket.
How many Keuzedagen do I have?
Every year, we'll send you an e-mail or letter informing you about your Keuzedagen. You can also see how many Keuzedagen you have left in your Mijn NS account.
How do I download my Keuzedagen?
Before you can use a Keuzedag, you must download it to your OV-chipkaart at an NS Ticket Machine.
When can I travel with my Keuzedagen?
Keuzedagen (Optional days) for season ticket holders aged with a Voordeelurenabonnement (Off-peak discount season ticket), Dal Voordeel (Off-peak discount) or Altijd Voordeel (Continual discount) are valid on weekdays during off-peak hours, and all day on the weekend and on public holidays.
Renewing, cancelling, or changing Keuzedagen
Keuzedagen are automatically renewed. If you switch to a season ticket that does not allow you to request Keuzedagen, your Keuzedagen will expire. You can cancel your Keuzedagen after one month.