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Dutch trains : Regional and Intercity
Regional and Intercity Dutch trains : the comfortable and authentic way to see the Netherlands.
- Book up to 120 days in advance
- Regional trains
Dutch trains : Regional and Intercity
Domestic InterCity trains in the Netherlands are operated by NS, the Dutch national railway, and take travelers between major stops throughout the country like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Haarlem, and Maastricht.
The trains, often abbreviated to IC, come in both single decker and double decker form, both equipped with first and second class carriages. Many IC trains offer free Wi-Fi onboard. Seat reservations are not mandatory, so travelers can choose any open seat.
The Sprinter is another type of domestic train, mostly used to connect major cities to smaller towns. Like IC trains, Sprinters are modern trains equipped with first class and second class carriages, and seat reservations are not mandatory.
From one quaint canal-lined city to another, the Dutch InterCity trains have got you covered.
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- Dutch trains : Regional and Intercity tickets are open for booking 120 days ahead.
- Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
- Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.
A class apart
Classes of service
|Second class||First class|
|Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.|
|Ergonomic seats Enjoy the journey while sitting in a comfortable ergonomic seat.|
|Spacious seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy leather seat with headrest.|
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Common Questions, Simple Answers
Q. Do I need to buy tickets for Eurostar, Thalys or any other high speed trains before my travel date ?
A. Yes. You should buy before your travel date to avoid fully booked trains. Buying in advance will guarantee you a seat onboard. Furthermore, you will benefit from the best price and discounts when you buy your train ticket in advance.
Q. Where are train schedules information available ?
A. Information on European trains schedule can be found easily and rapidly in the "start searching train tickets" menu.
Q. Must I book a reservation for the Frecciarossa train ?
A. Yes, a reservation is needed to guarantee your seat on board of high speed Frecciarossa trains. Passengers who have a Eurail Global Pass, Eurail Select Pass (with Italy included), Eurail 2 country Pass (France and Italy) and Eurail Pass for Greece and Italy, need to validate their pass before boarding a Frecciarossa train.
Q. When in Italy, can I buy my Eurail Italy pass there ?
A. No. You cannot buy an Eurail Italy Pass in Italy. You need to buy your pass in your country (non-European) before travelling to Europe. You can buy your Eurail Italy Pass up to 6 months in advance.
Q. Does the Eurail Select Pass offer any special of discounted fares ?
A. Yes, you can obtain a discount for ferry crossings. Holders of an Eurail Select Pass also benefit from great offers to visit museums and monuments.
Q. What is the start of the validity of my Rail Pass ?
A. Your Rail Pass will start to be effective when the railway staff stamps it.
Q. Do I have to use 2 days on my Rail Pass when taking an overnight train ?
A. You don’t have to if you use the 7PM rule and a direct train. The 7:00 PM rule applies if you take the night train AFTER 7:00 PM on a set date. Then only the arrival date is counted as a travel day. This is only valid if you have used your Pass before 7:00 PM on any train. If not, you will have to enter both dates.
Q. How do I validate a Eurail Select Pass ?
A. To validate your Eurail Select Pass, you need to go at the ticket counter at any main railway station in Europe. The railway official will write down the first day and last day of travel as well as your passport number. He will then stamp it. Please note that your Eurail Select Pass should bear no sign of having been tampered with.
Q. How to make a booking for three passengers who want to share a compartment ?
A. Book a room with 3 beds. If none is available you can book for a T4 (4 beds) or a T6 (6 beds).div>
Q. Can I have unlimited travel within the countries which are mentioned on my Rail Pass ?
A. Yes. You can have unlimited travel onboard trains in the countries that are on your Rail Pass.