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Dal Voordeel

Benefits of this season ticket

  • 40% discount when you travel during off-peak hours
  • 40% discount on weekends.
  • 40% discount for 3 travel companions
  • Free personal OV-chipkaart (worth € 7.50)

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The price for the 2nd class is the same as the 1st class.
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When can you travel with a discount?

The moment you check in determines whether or not you can travel with a discount. If you check in during off-peak hours, then you can travel with a discount. If you check in during peak hours, then you are not eligible for a discount.

Off-peak hours
Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 16:00 and from 18:30 to 06:30.

At the weekend
From 18:30 on Friday evening to 06:30 on Monday morning.

On holidays
All day long.


  • Samenreiskorting: 40% discount for 3 travel companions.
  • The discount also applies to other rail carriers and on the Dutch routes of the Intercity Berlin and ICE International trains.
  • Only € 10 balance needed to check in.

Benefits of an NS season ticket

  • Free copy of Spoor magazine 5x per year with interesting offers.
  • Exclusive offers for season ticket holders.
  • Manage your season ticket with a single, convenient overview in Mijn NS. Find your journeys in your travel history, and request refunds for delays or when you forget to check out.
  • 15% discount on international travel with RAILPLUS, for an extra € 15 per year.
    (PLEASE NOTE: as of 15 December, NMBS (Belgian Railways) will no longer participate in RAILPLUS. From that date on, you will no longer be eligible for a discount on tickets to or through Belgium).
  • Discounts on Greenwheels car sharing (one-time only) and Q-Park P+R parking facilities.
  • 3x free Kids Vrij: Children may accompany you for free. If your child does not have an OV-chipkaart, then you can purchase one along with your Kids Vrij season ticket for a fee of € 7.50. Kids Vrij must be ordered separately.

Discount for senior citizens

If you are 60 years old or older, then the Dal Voordeel is an even better deal! With the Optional Days, you can travel all day long anywhere in the Netherlands by train up to 7 times per year, for only € 26 extra. Your Optional Days are valid any weekday after 09:00. Optional Days can be ordered together with your season ticket. 

Get more out of your season ticket

Several supplements are available for the Dal Voordeel season ticket, offering you even more NS services. Store your bicycle on account, without separate season ticket expenses; rent an OV-fiets bicycle at more than 300 locations in the Netherlands; or travel without a supplement on the Intercity Direct between Rotterdam Centraal and Schiphol.

You can order these supplements together with your season ticket.

Good to know

  • Delivery time

    You will receive your new personal OV-chipkaart for free with an annual season ticket. Your new personal OV-chipkaart (with your season ticket) will be delivered to your home within one week.

    Season ticket within one day with an existing OV-chipkaart

    If you already have your own personal OV-chipkaart (with photograph), then enter the OV-chipkaart number when ordering your season ticket. You can then download your season ticket within one working day from an NS Ticket Machine. That way, you can travel with a discount right away!

  • Season ticket term

    Your season ticket is valid for a term of one year. After the first year, you may cancel your season ticket at any time, with a month's notice. We will then refund any amount remaining on your balance.

    You also have the option of switching to a more expensive season ticket during the first year.

  • Payment

    You can pay for your annual season ticket quickly and securely via your own bank using iDeal. Simply pay the first year's season ticket costs upon completing your order. After the first year, the season ticket costs will be automatically debited from your account each year.

    If you do not have iDeal, but you do have a personal OV-chipkaart, you can order a season ticket by telephone. NS Customer Service is available 24 hours per day. 

  • Conditions

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The price for the 2nd class is the same as the 1st class.
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Weekend Vrij

  • Unlimited travel on weekends
  • 40% discount when you travel during off-peak hours

Dal Vrij

  • Unlimited travel on weekends
  • Unlimited travel during off-peak hours.

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  • More information about Keuzedagen

    • 7 x one day of extra cheap travel by train anywhere in the Netherlands
    • Valid all day during the weekend and on holidays
    • During the week you may travel after 9.00
    • Valid for all Dutch train carriers (within the Netherlands)
    For whom?

    Keuzedagen can be ordered by anyone who is 60 years old or older, with a Dal Voordeel or Altijd Voordeel season ticket.

    How does it work?

    You order your Keuzedagen with your season ticket or via Mijn NS. You get 7 Keuzedagen per year. 1 Keuzedag is valid all year and 6 Keuzedagen must be used one every 2 months. Unused Keuzedagen expire. 

    Loading onto an OV-Chipkaart
    1. Go to the ticket machine with your OV-chipkaart
    2. Hold your OV-chipkaart against the card reader at the bottom right of the screen
    3. Choose ‘Ophalen Keuzedag’ (The fourth button in the left column)
    4. Click on ‘akkoord’
    5. Hold your OV-chipkaart against the card reader again

    Your Keuzedag is now loaded onto your OV-chipkaart. You can start your journey by checking in on your Keuzedag.

    More information about Keuzedagen

  • About your travel class

    When ordering, you must choose whether you wish to travel 1st or 2nd class. The price of the season ticket is the same for both. The price of your journey is determined by applying the discount you are entitled to to the base price of the journey. This base price is higher for 1st class.


    The price of a one-way ticket from Utrecht Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal is € 8.10 in 2nd class. With 40% discount you pay € 4.86. In 1st class this journey costs € 13.20. With 40% discount you pay € 7.92.

    Swapping classes

    It is always possible to swap classes for a day. You can do this at the ticket machine. More information about swapping classes.

  • Travelling during national holidays

    Which holidays does NS celebrate?

    • New Year's day
    • Good Friday
    • Easter
    • King's day
    • 5 May - Liberation day (next official holiday in 2020)
    • Ascension day
    • Pentecost
    • Christmas and Boxing day

    Do you have a Weekend Vrij season ticket?

    If so, then you can also travel for free on holidays, even if they fall on a weekday.

    Do you have a different season ticket?

    Then you can enjoy the normal season ticket discount all day long on official holidays.

  • Cancelling season ticket

    There are several ways to cancel your NS season ticket. The fastest way is via a direct message on Twitter or Facebook. In order to confirm your cancellation, you must delete the season ticket from your OV-chipkaart yourself. The NS-Business Card can only be cancelled online.

    More information about cancelling your NS season ticket.