New day ticket in the Netherlands, including bus, tram, metro

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radamfi

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There is now a "Holland Travel Ticket" for 39 euro, valid on all buses, trams, metros and trains in the Netherlands in a day, except between 0630 and 0900 weekdays. As usual with Dutch day train tickets, it is not valid on Thalys and for ICE between Amsterdam and Arnhem and Intercity Direct between Schiphol and Rotterdam a supplement is needed. A peak version is available for 59 euro.

https://www.ns.nl/producten/en/alleen-te-koop-via-station-of-kaartautomaat/p/holland-travel-ticket

For those who want trains only there are sometimes cheaper options. Various Dutch retailers often have deals giving very cheap day tickets, but they are often only for sale for a short time and often need you to visit the shop and get a voucher code that needs to be input into the NS website to print off a ticket

http://www.treinreiziger.nl/reizen/kortingsacties

The Holland Travel Ticket is always available so is more accessible to international tourists. Day tickets for train only are also for sale on the Harwich to Hoek van Holland ferry (17 euro when I bought one in May) and also at Eindhoven airport (something like 22 euro)
 
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There is also second ticket. It is called Avond Vrij (Evening Free); it is a return ticket for 9 euro; valid after 18.30 in the 2nd Class. With a discount it is valid in the 1st Class. It is a e-ticket.

39 euro is expensive, but if you are on holiday you might not care. I travel on Saturday or Sunday for 14 euro through the Netherlands. On Sunday the first train south from Groningen is at 6.46 and last train back is 1.26 next day. On Saturday there is 1 more extra before and after the times mentioned in the previous sentence.
 

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39 euro is expensive

But it is good if you are using a lot of buses, as well as trains and there's no need to buy an anonymous OV-Chipkaart. There used to be an OV-Dagkaart, valid on trains and buses, but that was scrapped with no real replacement. The Holland Travel Ticket is cheaper than the OV-Dagkaart was if you didn't have a discount card, which few foreigners will have.
 

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There's two versions--an off peak at 39 Euros and a peak version at 59 Euros without time of day restrictions.

At last NS is finally promoting this on their website-- this was not advertised on their website this past May. I only learned about the off peak version this past June at Amsterdam Central when I was going to purchase the 59 Euro version and noticed the cheaper version being sold on the ticket vending machine.

This is much better value for tourists who don't have to buy the OV card and keep minimum value card balances.
 

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This is much better value for tourists who don't have to buy the OV card and keep minimum value card balances.

Yes, the minimum Chipkaart balance on NS trains is a costly hassle for tourists. This ticket offers a really good alternative for truly unlimited travel.

My only wish would be for a group version of the ticket, along the lines of what is offered at state level in Germany.
 

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They are here once again in the Netherlands. All daytickets on Saturday or Sunday and after 9 hours Monday to Friday. Supermarketchain Albert Heijn has them once again for 16 euro. The adress in Hoek van Holland is Prins Hendrikstraat 382 (about 200 meters from the ferry). Problem only is while supply last. You also get 1 cup of coffee at AH to Go for free. Last day of sale is Septem 4, 2016; last day of travel is November 6, 2016. Supplement for Intercity Direct and ICE; no Thalys.
 
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