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Travelling during public holidays

On public holidays, you can travel the whole day at the discount associated with your season ticket. Read which discounts applies around Christmas and during other public holidays.

Travelling during public holidays and the common holiday periods

  • Which national holidays are recognised by NS?

    Public holidays in 2022

    • New Year's Day: 1 January
    • Good Friday: 15 April
    • Easter Sunday: 17 April
    • Easter Monday: 18 April
    • King's Day: 27 April
    • Ascension Day: 26 May
    • Whit Sunday: 5 June
    • Whit Monday: 6 June
    • Christmas Day: 25 December
    • Boxing Day: 26 December
  • Travelling on a Weekend Vrij season ticket?

    Then you can enjoy unlimited travel on national holidays, including those that fall on a weekday.

  • Travelling on a different season ticket?

    If you travel with a Dal Vrij, Traject Vrij, Altijd Voordeel, Dal Voordeel or Samenreiskorting, then the normal rush hour and off-peak hours apply on:

    • Friday after Ascension Day
    • in the summer months July and August
    • between Christmas and New Year
  • Travelling on Keuzedagen during national holidays?

    Your Keuzedagen [Optional days] will be valid for the whole day on national holidays.

  • Are you travelling with a student travel product?

    Students travelling with a studentenreisproduct (student travel product) on their OV-chipkaart are subject to rules different from those that apply to other NS season tickets.

    Week season ticket

    Students with a week season ticket travel on balancewith a discount on holidays from 04:00 to 04:00 the following morning. On Good Friday, students travel for free.

    Weekend season ticket

    Students with a weekend season ticket travel for free on holidays from 04:00 to 04:00 the following morning and on the Thursday before Good Friday, the day before Liberation Day, the day before King's Day, and the Wednesday before Ascension Day, starting from 12:00.

    For more information, see the Student Travel Product calendar


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