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Travelling during national holidays

During national holidays you can travel at the discount associated with your season ticket all day long. In some cases, the discount also applies in the months July and August, between Christmas and New Year and on the Friday after Ascension Thursday.


Which holidays does NS celebrate?

2017

  • Christmas: Christmas Day, 25 December 2017 and Boxing Day, 26 December 2017

2018

  • Good Friday: 30 March 2018
  • Easter: Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018 and Easter Monday, 2 April 2018
  • King's Day: 27 April 2018
  • Ascension Day: 10 May 2018
  • Pentecost: Pentecost Sunday, 20 May 2018 and Whit Monday, 21 May 2018
  • Christmas: Christmas Day, 25 December 2018 and Boxing Day, 26 December 2018
  • New Year's Day

Do you travel with a Weekend Vrij season ticket?

Then you can also travel for free all day during national holidays, even when they are on weekdays.

Do 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 - 11 May 2018
  • in the summer months July and August 2018
  • between Christmas and New Year

Do you travel with a Voordeelurenabonnement?

Then you can travel with a discount at the following times, in addition to the aforementioned holidays:

  • Friday after Ascension Day - 11 May 2018
  • in the summer months July and August 2018
  • between Christmas and New Year

Travelling on Keuzedagen during national holidays

Do you have a season ticket with Keuzedagen and does the national holiday take place on a weekday? Then your Keuzedagen are also valid before 9.00 on these days.

For Keuzedagen with a Voordeelurenabonnement, you can travel all day at a discount:

  • on 11 May (day after Ascension Day)
  • in the months July and August
  • in the period between Christmas and New Year

This does not apply for Keuzedagen with a Dal Voordeel or Altijd Voordeel season ticket.

Will you be travelling with a promotional ticket (Spoordeelwinkel, Hema, Kruidvat etc.)?

Then you can travel for free all day on national holidays.

Do you travel with a student travel product?

Different rules apply to students with a student travel product on their OV-chipkaart than to other NS season ticket holders.

Feestdagen

New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, King's Day, Liberation Day, Ascension Day, Pentecost Sunday and Whit Monday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Week season ticket

  • During national holidays, students with a week season ticket travel on balance with a discount from 4.00 to 4.00 the next day.

  • On Good Friday (30 March 2018) students travel for free.

Weekend season ticket

  • During national holidays, students with a weekend season ticket travel for free from 4.00 to 4.00 the next day and on the Thursday before Good Friday, the day before Liberation Day, the day before King's Day and the Wednesday before Ascension Day from 12.00.

For more information, go to www.studentenreisproduct.nl

Timetables during national holidays and the holiday season

In principle, NS runs its trains on the same timetable all year long. However, there are occasionally special timetables. For example, the Oranje timetable on King's Day or the Sunday timetables during Easter and Ascension Day. Check the the Travel Planner or the NS Reisplanner Xtra travel planner app prior to departure.