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Dal Voordeel

40% discount during off-peak hours and at weekends.

€ 50 per year

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  • 40% discount during off-peak times, at weekends and on public holidays
  • 40% discount for up to 3 fellow travellers from 09.00-16.00 and 18.30-06.30 on weekdays and all day at weekends
  • 7 Keuzedagen a year for € 24,50 (2nd class) and € 49,50 (1st class) for those 60 or over

Useful information

  • If you check in 5 minutes before or during off-peak times but check out during peak hours, you will still get the 40% discount
  • Valid with other train operators, including Keuzedagen
  • Valid on InterCity Berlin and ICE International routes within the Netherlands
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    When can I travel at a discount?

    • Weekdays from 09.00 - 16.00 and 18.30 - 06.30
    • Weekends from 18.30 Friday evening to 04.00 Monday morning
    • All day on public holidays

    All season tickets subject to terms and conditions.
    Download product terms and conditions for season tickets (PDF, 51 kB)

  • Ordering
  • Ordering your Dal Voordeel

    You can order your Dal Voordeel season ticket online. You will need a personal OV-chipkaart (public transport smart card). If you have not got an OV-chipkaart, or your card is about to run out in the next 8 weeks, then you can order a new card free of charge with your season ticket. Your OV-chipkaart with your season ticket pre-loaded onto it will be sent to your home address within 1 week.

    Do you already have an OV-chipkaart? Then you can order your Dal Voordeel season ticket at an NS ticket desk at the station. Your season ticket will be valid straight away. You can also order a Dal Voordeel season ticket by phone. Please call NS Customer Service for this. You can reach us day and night by phone on 030-7515155. For orders placed by phone, it will be ten days before the season ticket can start.

    Paying for your Dal Voordeel

    You pay with iDEAL. We will e-mail you as soon as your payment is received, explaining how you can download your season ticket to your card at an NS card machine or other public transport smart card top-up point. See address finder for details of all pick-up points in your area. Paying via IDEAL is not required when ordering you season ticket via NS customer service, you may authorise us telephonically.

    Keuzedagen for 60+ travellers

    Are you 60 or over? Then you can buy 7 Keuzedagen a year for € 24,50 (2nd class) or € 49,50 (1st class). On a Keuzedag, you can travel all day by train throughout the Netherlands for an extra low fare. You check in and out when travelling as you would for any other train journey. See Keuzedagen with an Altijd Voordeel season ticket to find out when you can use your Keuzedagen and how to put these on your card. See Mijn NS (in Dutch) for a list of your Keuzedagen. If you have not got an account yet, you can apply for one in Mijn NS (in Dutch).

    Kids Vrij season tickets

    Kids Vrij lets you take children aged 4-11 with you free of charge. You can order up to 3 Kids Vrij season tickets at no cost with an Dal Voordeel season ticket. You can arrange this when you order your season ticket or later on in Mijn NS (in Dutch). Each child needs their own OV-chipkaart, but does not have to live at the same address as the applicant. A personal OV-chipkaart costs € 7,50.

  • OV-chipkaart
  • Your season ticket is added to an OV-chipkaart (public transport smart card). You need at least € 10 as a starting fare before you can travel.

    Checking in and out

    Hold your card up to the free-standing post or gate to check in for your train journey; then repeat the process when you reach your destination. You need to check in and out with each operator, i.e. if you change to bus, tram or metro. You should check out at an NS card reader before checking in with another operator. If you are travelling abroad, you do not need to check in and out in the Netherlands.

    Combined travel discount

    You can take up to 3 people with you at a discount of 40% in the off-peak hours. You can set this up at the ticket machine at the station. 

    Setting up combined travel discount

    Changing class

    If you want to change the class you travel, once only, or for every time you travel, it is easy to do this on a ticket machine.
    Changing ticket class

  • Frequently asked questions
  • I do not have iDEAL. Is there any other way I can buy a season ticket?

    With an OV-chipkaart, you can also order a season ticket from NS Customer service on 030-7515155. NS Customer service is available 24/7. You need to order season tickets 10 days in advance.

    What are public holidays?

    You can find a list of public holidays for 2015 at Travelling on public holidays. There are no peak hours on public holidays.

    What are peak and off-peak hours?

    As a rule, the times below

    • Peak hours are between 06.30 - 09.00 and 16.00 - 18.30 Mondays through Fridays
    • Off-peak hours are any hours other than peak hours, plus weekends and public holidays
    The time at which you check in determines the discount for the entire journey. With a Dal Voordeel season ticket you get a 40% discount when you travel during off-peak hours.

    Am I entitled to Keuzedagen?

    If you are 60 or over, you can order 7 Keuzedagen a year with your Dal Voordeel season ticket. With a Keuzedag, you can travel a whole day throughout the Netherlands for an extra low fare. 7 Keuzedagen cost € 24,50 (2nd class) or € 49,50 (1st class). You always order Keuzedagen online. You will need a Mijn NS (in Dutch) account to do this. If you do not have an account, you can apply for one easily in Mijn NS (in Dutch). You can collect your order from an NS ticket machine.

    Dal Voordeel
    € 50
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