Holland Travel Ticket
A one-day ticket that is valid in the train, tram, bus and metro
- 1 day’s travel in bus, tram and metro throughout the Netherlands
- buy an off-peak Holland Travel Ticket for €39 and travel with it from Monday to Friday before 06:30 and from 09:00 onwards. Valid all day at weekends.
- or choose a Holland Travel Ticket, which lets you travel for €59 in the train, bus, tram and metro any day of the week
- Only available from NS ticket machines or an NS Tickets & Service Desk
- The Holland Travel Ticket is not valid for Thalys
- Only valid for Intercity direct and ICE if a supplement is purchased
Discover the Netherlands with the Holland Travel Ticket
The Holland Travel Ticket gives you carefree and unlimited travel for one day throughout the Netherlands on all public transport. Go punting in Giethoorn, shopping in Maastricht or visit the Delta Works in Zeeland. Or do all of them! It’s possible with a Holland Travel Ticket.
Smart ticket: OV-chipkaart
The ticket is a single-use smart ticket (called an OV-chipkaart). Use it to check in at the start of your journey, and to check out at the end of every trip.
Checking in and out
Hold your card up to the free-standing pole or gate to check in for your train journey; then repeat the process to check out again 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 must also check out at an NS card reader before checking in with another operator. If you are travelling out of the country, you do not need to check in or out in the Netherlands.
Who is the Holland Travel Ticket for?
The Holland Travel Ticket is intended for foreign tourists, but anybody can use one (i.e. Dutch people might use it as well).
Is a Holland Travel Ticket also valid in Intercity direct, Thalys and/or ICE?
The same rules apply to a Holland Travel Ticket as to an ordinary NS day return. It is not valid on Thalys and can only be used on the Intercity direct and ICE if you purchase a supplement.
How do I use a Holland Travel Ticket to travel?
Travelling with a Holland Travel Ticket is the same as travelling with an ordinary single-use smartcard. You check in and out with each separate carrier.