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Practical information

We recommend that you plan your journey in advance and purchase the Dutch Grand Prix Return ticket. Purchase your return ticket before 16 June so that you can at a 20% discount! You will also not need to return on the same day. Please note that other promotional tickets will not be valid on 3, 4 and 5 September 2021.

Purchase a valid ticket

For your trip to the Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort you will also need a valid ticket. Please ensure that you have one when you board the train.

E-ticket or Dutch Grand Prix Return

If you have purchased an e-ticket or the Dutch Grand Prix Return, remember to load them onto your smartphone beforehand in the NS App. Of course, you can print them out as well.

Travelling with an OV-chipkaart

If you are planning to travel with an OV-chipkaart, make sure to top up your balance before hand. It is possible to do this automatically as well, so that you always have sufficient balance on your card. This saves time on the day on which you want to travel, and means you can avoid queues at the ticket machine. Travellers with an NS Flex season ticket pay afterwards.

Travelling with a Student travel product

Students with a week-day season ticket cannot travel free of charge on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September; instead, they will travel on the basis of a balance with a 40% discount. However, those with a weekend season ticket can travel free of charge on the weekend.

Passing through the gates quickly

Most major stations in the Netherlands now have closed gates. Therefore, to ensure an efficient flow of traffic, have your ticket or card ready. You do not have to wait for the gate to close after the traveller in front of you before you check in or out - you can simply check in and out directly after someone else.

If you have purchased the Dutch Grand Prix Return, you can only use those gates that have a barcode reader. You can recognise these gates by the glass insert and the scan ticket symbol. This also applies to tickets that you have loaded onto your smartphone. Switch your screen to the clear setting in advance, to prevent delays on checking in.

Plan your journey

Prepare yourself thoroughly by planning your journey using the NS Travel Planner or the NS App. Take the large crowds into account and be prepared for extra travel time. If you plan to return home late at night, check your return journey in advance so that you can be sure to make your connections.

On the day of travel, check for updated information before leaving. At the station you will see the most current information displayed on the digital screens.


For those travellers who would like advance warning of crowding on the train, we have developed Treinwijzer. The Treinwijzer in the NS app enables you to quickly and easily check the expected crowds per train journey. check je eenvoudig de verwachte drukte per treinreis. You can also register your journey using Treinwijzer.

Walking route from Zandvoort aan Zee station

Zandvoort is easily accessible by train, partly due to direct connections from Amsterdam, Haarlem and The Hague. Circuit Zandvoort is a 15-minute walk from the NS station. When you reach the station square, head to the right, towards Van Speijkstraat. At the end of the road, cross diagonally past the petrol station and continue your route along Burgermeester van Alphenstraat. After 500m you will see the entrance to Circuit Zandvoort.

Please note: on 2, 3, 4 and 5 September 2021, there will be no OV-fietsen available at Zandvoort aan Zee station.

Traveling with a functional disability

If you have mobility issues or a hearing or visual impairment, NS provides services and facilities to help you on your train journey and at the station. These include ramps, an OV-Begeleiderskaart (PT companion ticket) or an OV-chip Plus season ticket. Our travel assistance team will be happy to help you on your way. Please visit the Travelling with a disability page to find all the information you need to prepare your journey thoroughly.

NS will have measures in place especially for travel to Zandvoort aan Zee on 3, 4 and 5 September. Information about these measures will follow at a later date. Please check this page from time to time.