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Keuzedagen and their validity

Have you ordered Keuzedagen? You'll get seven Keuzedagen a year that entitle you to free off-peak travel. This page will tell you more about Keuzedagen and their validity: how long they're valid, when you get them and where you can travel with your Keuzedagen.

When are Keuzedagen valid?

You can use Keuzedagen during off-peak hours. Keuzedagen are not valid during the morning and afternoon peak hours. Off-peak hours are:

  • weekdays between 9.00 am and 4.00 pmand between 6.30 pm and 6.30 am.
  • At the weekend and on holidays,  Keuzedagen are valid all day long.

The time you check in determines whether or not you are travelling during off-peak hours:

  • if you check in during off-peak hours, then check out during peak hours, you will still be using your Keuzedag.
  • if you check in during peak hours, then check out during off-peak or peak hours, you will travel on balance, without your Keuzedag.

When do I get my Keuzedagen?

Your Keuzedagen are available immediately. After you have used one, the next Keuzedag will be ready for you on the following day. Your Keuzedagen are all subject to the same validity, which is one year. This year runs concurrently to the year that your Dal Voordeel season ticket is valid.

  • When do my Keuzedagen expire?

    If you don't use your Keuzedagen within 12 months, they will automatically expire.

Where can I use my Keuzedagen?

You can use your Keuzedagen for train trips in the Netherlands during off-peak hours. Also read about the validity of your Keuzedagen if you transfer to a different train carrier.

  • Can I use my Keuzedagen to travel with other train carriers?

    You can also use Keuzedagen with other train carriers. If part of your trip is with NS and part with Arriva, you can use your Keuzedag for the entire trip.

    Transferring to different carrier

    Important:all your check-ins have to be in off-peak hours. When transferring to a different carrier, make sure to check in during off-peak hours. If you checked in during peak hours, you'll pay for that part of your trip with your balance. 


  • Can I use my Keuzedagen to travel by bus, tram and metro?

    You cannot use your Keuzedagen to travel by bus, tram or metro.

  • Can I use my Keuzedagen for international travel?

    You can only use Keuzedagen for the Dutch leg of your Journey. When buying your NS International Ticket, select ‘100% discount in the Netherlands’. Don't forget to pick up your Keuzedag and to check in. You need a valid ticket! When you return from abroad, check in at the first train station in the Netherlands.