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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.


Season ticket holders with one of the following season tickets may order Keuzedagen:

  • Dal Voordeel (Off-peak discount) on balance
  • Altijd Voordeel (Continual discount) on balance
  • Voordeelurenabonnement (Off-peak discount season ticket)

When are Keuzedagen valid?

Keuzedagen are valid during off-peak hours, which are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday from 9.00 - 16.00 and 18.30 - 6.30
  • All day on weekends and public holidays
  • What types of Keuzedagen are there?

    You get 7 Keuzedagen every year.

    • Starting from 30 October 2020 , bi-monthly Keuzedagen stay valid for 12 months.
    • When you renew your Keuzedagen more than 6 months into 2021, all your Keuzedagen will stay valid for the same period of time as your Jaarkeuzedag. In other words, all 7 will stay valid until the end of your annual season ticket.

    We'll send you an e-mail every two months to let you know that you can pick up a new Keuzedag at an NS ticket machine.

  • What does it cost?

    You pay a fixed amount for Keuzedagen. Each year, you receive 7 Keuzedagen that you can use for any distance, whether you want to travel from Maastricht to Groningen or from Zutphen to Apeldoorn. 

    • 2e klas: € 26
    • 1e klas: € 51

Changes in 2021

From end-2021 onwards it will no longer be possible to order new Keuzedagen. If you already have Keuzedagen, you will retain them until you cancel them. However, a few changes are being made.

From 1 January 2021 onwards, Keuzedagen will no longer be valid during the afternoon rush hour, but will be valid during off-peak hours, as follows:

  • Monday to Friday from 9.00 - 16.00 and 18.30 - 6.30 hrs
  • All day during weekends and on public holidays

The validity of Keuzedagen is also changing:

  • As of 30 October 2020, the Keuzedagen  that you receive every 2 months will remain valid for 12 months.
  • When Keuzedagen are extended from the middle of 2021, onwards, all Keuzedagen will have the same validity as the annual Keuzedag. This means that all 7 will be valid until the end of the season ticket year.