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When can you travel with a discount?

If you have an NS season ticket, then you can travel with a discount or for free depending on the time at which you travel and the type of season ticket you have.


Off-peak hours

Off-peak hours are weekdays between 09:00 - 16:00 and between 18:30 - 06:30 the next morning and all day at weekends and on national holidays. The moment you check in determines the discount you will receive for the entire journey.

Discount travel during off-peak hours

  • Dal Vrij: free travel with NS during off-peak hours.
  • Weekend Vrij: free travel at the weekend, and 40% discount during other off-peak hours.
  • Dal Voordeel: 40% discount with NS during off-peak hours.

Discount travel during peak and off-peak hours

  • Altijd Vrij: always travel for free with NS.
  • Altijd Voordeel: 20% discount during peak hours, and 40% discount during off-peak hours.
  • Kids Vrij: children aged 4 to 11 always travel for free with NS.

Discount hours

The discount hours are the hours during which you are eligible for a 40% discount with a Voordeelurenabonnement. You will be charged the normal rate outside of these hours. The Voordeeluren season ticket is no longer sold. 

Discount hours include:

  • Mondays to Fridays, after 09:00
  • All day at the weekend
  • All day during the months of July and August
  • On certain holidays you can travel with a discount before 09:00 as well