From the evening of Thursday, 26 April until Friday, 27 April, the trains will run according to the Oranjedienstregeling (Orange Timetable).
Extra trains and longer trains during King's Night and King's Day
On Wednesday evening, 26 April and Thursday, 27 April, the trains will run according to the Oranjedienstregeling (Orange Timetable). We will schedule extra trains and longer trains on certain routes during King's Night and King's Day, so that we can bring everyone to their King's Day destinations. Please note: this may mean that trains depart at different times than normal, depart from different platforms and/or have different destinations. Some routes may have require an extra transfer. NS International will also run according to a different timetable. Prepare your journey in advance with the NS Travel Planner.
Purchase an Oranjeretour ticket with a 20% discount (other discounts do not apply)
Purchase an Oranjeretour ticket online and travel to your King's Day destination with a 20% discount. You can purchase an Oranjeretour ticket online until 14:00 on 27 April. Discount tickets are not valid on this day.
Top up your balance in advance
If you plan on travelling with your OV-chipkaart, please remember to top up your balance in advance to avoid the long lines for the ticket machines at the station. Did you know it was possible to top up your balance automatically? That way, you can rest easy knowing that you always have enough balance on your card.
Travelling to and from Schiphol
If you have to travel to Schiphol on King's Day, please plan an extra half hour for your journey. We recommend that travellers who have to catch a flight to avoid the crowds in Amsterdam by travelling from one of the surrounding stations instead. Plan your journey in advance with the NS Travel Planner or the Travel Planner Xtra app.
Stations Amsterdam RAI and Amsterdam Sciencepark will be closed on King's Day due to the holiday crowds. Station Amsterdam RAI will be closed for both trains and metro: travellers can travel via station Amsterdam Zuid instead. The police have also ordered the closure of Amsterdam Sciencepark: travellers can travel via station Amsterdam Amstel instead.
On King's Day, the Intercity direct will run as normal between Amsterdam Centraal and Breda. Passengers travelling between Schiphol and Rotterdam will have to pay a supplement.
This year, all international trains will run as scheduled to and from Amsterdam Centraal, with the exception of the IC Brussels and the Eurostar. On King's Day, the IC Brussels will run between Den Haag Centraal and Brussels, with the exception of the first 2 trains of the day, and the last 2 trains, which will run to and from Amsterdam Centraal as normal. The first Eurostar arriving from Brussels will stop at Rotterdam Centraal. In order to ensure that you do not miss your international train, we recommend leaving at least a half hour earlier, as we expect larger crowds than usual in the cities, trains and stations. Visit nsinternational.nl for more information.