Buy Dutch train tickets online

17th March 2009, Comments 3 comments

Commuters can now save some time by purchasing train tickets online.

THE NETHERLANDS – Train tickets are now on sale over the internet in a trial period as of Tuesday, says the Dutch Railway.

The company says the launch of an e-ticket is brought by a considerable demand for such a service.

People who purchase an e-ticket on will be asked to provide their name and date of birth at the time of purchase. Train conductors who check the tickets on the trains will ask for proof of identity to prevent fraud.

Dutch Railway also says it wants to encourage travellers to use more trains outside the rush hours by offering cheaper off-peak tickets.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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3 Comments To This Article

  • Mike posted:

    on 28th June 2011, 10:54:25 - Reply

    Tell me about it...and if you run for yoru life and make it on to the train, forget about buying a ticket even if they see you run as mad, for a normal price. Itæs an extra 35 weuros... F***** retards!
  • 4ever15 posted:

    on 26th April 2011, 11:02:39 - Reply

    I have never been anywhere in the Europe with such impossible train ticketing. Why on earth do you need a DUTCH bank account. I have a euro bank account and 2 UK debit cards. Neither of which work in the machines. I could book online to Brussels at a price of 2.5€ to use a VISA card but within Holland it seems impossble.
  • Tina Arredondo posted:

    on 4th September 2010, 21:27:22 - Reply

    As far as I can tell, you must have a Dutch bank account to buy the train tickets online. Has anyone had experience with this? Do you know if a Dutch bank account can be established from the US?