InterCity The Netherlands

Trains in The Netherlands - Rail Guide, Train Tickets & Reservations

InterCity The Netherlands - Info


InterCity's in The Netherlands run every half an hour with connections every 15 minutes on busier routes. Reservation is not possible, you can take every train which suits you.

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Free seating - no reservations

1st class 

  • Free seating - no reservations
  • Comfortable seats
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets on selected routes


No onboard catering on domestic routes. InterCity Berlin and InterCity to Belgium do have catering on board.


Almost all InterCity The Netherlands-services are equipped with fast and stable WiFi, free to use.

Power sockets  

At first class seats on some InterCity-routes.


Children from 4 to 11 years travel for free on domestic routes when accompanied by an adult (bookable through HappyRail).


Dogs are taken as long they are on a leash. Dogs carried in a bench or bag travel for free, large dogs pay a fixed fare of €3,10.


No luggage limit on board of InterCity The Netherlands. Small luggage can be stowed in the overhead luggage racks or under your seat, for larger cases there is space between the seats in compartments with bays of 4 seats.


No check-in needed, you can turn up at the station and board the train at any time before departure. 

Discount cards 

The Railplus-card gives you a 25% discount upon the international full fare.

Interrail / Eurail 

Interrail and Eurail are accepted on all InterCity The Netherlands services without supplement. Seat reservation is not possible, you can take any train which you like.


For groups from 6 persons we offer special group fare, see Group travel by train.


The first class onboard Dutch trains offers a comfortable and quiet working sphere. 

At the station

Most large Dutch train stations have a wating room and shops/restaurants.

The Netherlands by train - Train tickets & info

Train tickets in The Netherlands

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Rail Map - The Netherlands, Luxembourg & Belgium

Rail Map - The Netherlands, Luxembourg & Belgium