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The train: a great place to read!

NS has a soft spot for reading, because it's a favourite pastime on the train. Travelling by train provides the opportunity to relax and take a moment for yourself. You have time to read the newspaper or catch up on your email, or to lose yourself in a great book. Whether in digital or printed form, you can be sure that almost everyone has something to read!


NS and Tijd voor Lezen (Time to Read)

Reading is one of the most important things you can do in order to live a socially engaged, economically independent life. Reading makes you smarter, more social and more resilient in many different ways. Furthermore, language connects people - young and old, male and female, and across all cultures.

NS has collaborated with the CPNB Foundation since 2001 and sponsors the following major reading and literacy campaigns.

  • Boekenweek (Book Week) (March)
  • De Kinderboekenweek (Children's Book Week) (October)
  • De NS Publieksprijs (NS Public Prize) (October and November)

We aim to surprise and inspire our passengers through these campaigns, and to give the rail travel experience a positive boost. Because there's nothing nicer than reading on the train!