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Boekenweekgeschenk: Buy a book and ride the train for free on 18 March 2018

Ride the train for free on Sunday 18 March 2018

Did you know that on Sunday 18 March 2018 you can use the Dutch Book Week present ('Boekenweekgeschenk' in Dutch) as train ticket all...
Dutch Railways

Over 1 million passengers a day for Dutch Railways

Did you know that NS (Dutch Railways) was founded in 1938 after 2 railway companies merged? Today NS handles over 1 million passengers a...

Bicycle safety exams

Did you know that every child in the Netherlands has to pass a bicycle safety exam at primary school? The exam consists of a...

Blue road in Drachten

Did you know that 1km of road in Drachten was painted blue in 2007 to symbolise an old waterway that was paved over the...
Keukenhof Express timetables, fares and bus stop locations

Keukenhof: How to get there by public transport

Take a train to Schiphol Airport, Leiden Central or Haarlem. From there you can take a direct bus to Keukenhof. The bus stops are...
metro Rotterdam RET

Metro systems in the Netherlands

Did you know that Amsterdam and Rotterdam are the only Dutch cities with a metro system?

Tens of thousands of bicycles in Dutch canals

Did you know that tens of thousands of bicycles are being fished out of Dutch canals every year?
Amsterdam Central Station

London-Amsterdam: only 4 hours by train

Did you know that the new train service from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to London will take one hour less than the current connection via...

Amsterdam is entirely built on long poles

Did you know that Amsterdam is entirely built on long poles hammered deep into the ground, otherwise the buildings would sink away in the...

Huge bicycle parking at Amsterdam Central Station

Did you know that you can find one of Europe's largest bicycle parkings at Amsterdam Central Station? This three-storey 'fietsflat' can hold no less...