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Dutch Grand Prix 2023

On August 25, 26 and 27, 2023, Circuit Zandvoort will once again host thousands of race fans for the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix. Three days of racing with the best drivers in the world, performances by various artists and much more!

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For this event, we have implemented an adjusted timetable with trains running every 5 minutes between Amsterdam Central Station and Zandvoort. This means you won't have to wait long for the next train. During the entire race weekend, you can of course travel to Zandvoort with your OV-chipkaart, but you can also buy your train ticket in advance. To avoid long queues for the ticket machines, we recommend purchasing the  NS Dutch Grand Prix (DGP) Return ticket  online or topping up your OV-chipkaart in advance.

Heavy crowds expected

Despite our increased train services between Amsterdam Central and Zandvoort aan Zee, it's important to be aware that there might be significant crowds both on the trains and at the stations. This could result in longer travel or waiting times when transferring to the train heading to Zandvoort aan Zee at Amsterdam Central, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, and Haarlem stations.

Plan your journey from door to door in advance using the NS app or the Journey Planner on Do this again shortly before departure. Also, check your return journey in advance. This way, you'll be well-prepared for your trip. Starting from Friday, August 12th, you can already check your journey to Zandvoort in the NS app or on

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Taking the train to Zandvoort aan Zee

You can easily get to Zandvoort aan Zee by train. The Zandvoort circuit is about a 15-minute walk from the station. On August 25, 26 and 27, we’ll be running up to 12 trains per hour to get you as close as possible to the Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort. Please do take into account that the trains and stations will be crowded. Therefore, take plenty of time for your trip. 

Modified timetable Amsterdam - Zandvoort

Trains between Amsterdam Centraal and Zandvoort aan Zee will stop at all intermediate stations except Overveen station due to the modified timetable.

Overveen Station closed

We will not stop at Overveen as the platform has to be reached via a level crossing. These will be closed for safety reasons to allow a train to run every 5 minutes. 

Between Overveen-Haarlem and Haarlem-Zandvoort, you can use the regular Connexxion bus line 81. There are 2 pick-up stops near the station: Brouwerskolkweg stop and Korte Zijlweg stop. These are located north and south of the railway line, respectively. Unfortunately, your NS ticket is not valid on this line. You check in and out on Connexxion.

Large crowds expected

Although we will be running extra trains between Amsterdam Centraal and Zandvoort aan Zee, please take into account the large crowds in the trains and at the stations. This may lead to longer travel or waiting times when changing trains to Zandvoort aan Zee at Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Haarlem stations.

No bikes allowed

Due to the expected large crowds, bicycles will not be allowed on the trains towards Amsterdam Centraal and Zandvoort aan Zee, and vice versa on August 25, 26 and 27.

Adapted Travel Assistance

Due to the expected crowds, assistance services for passengers with disabilities will not be offered at stations and in trains on the Amsterdam C-Zandvoort route, but alternative transport will be provided. Please contact NS Travel Assistance for this.

Plan your journey

Plan your door-to-door journey in advance in the NS App or in the Reisplanner on Make sure to check your trip again shortly before departure. Be sure to check your return journey too. That way, you'll be properly prepared for your journey. From Friday 12 August, you can start checking your journey to Zandvoort in the NS app or on

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Adjusted timetable

In the weekend of August 25, 2 and 27, we will be taking passengers to the races at Zandvoort and many other events, such as Mysteryland and Ground Zero. Works have also been planned on several routes and we will be forced to relocate resources to the services running to and from these events.

As a result, we will switch to a modified timetable nationwide, making sure that the most trains will run on the routes where we expect the most passengers. There will be fewer services or shorter trains on other routes.