NS or Nederlandse Spoorwegen is the main railway company in the Netherlands in the passenger transport sector. Founded in 1938, it now handles 80% of the country's traffic and serves more than 400 stations. It is estimated that around one million passengers use it every day! As the country is relatively small and the number of stations rather high, the Netherlands is a very well-served country. It also provides international connections with Berlin, Brussels or Paris in partnership with Thalys, the Deutsche Bahn and the SNCF.
But let's take a closer look:
The NS has several companies and numerous stations throughout the country. To travel within the Netherlands, this is clearly the best solution. And Kombo offers you all these NS train journeys directly on the site. Compare all the options and choose the one that suits you best!
The NS trains are :
- Intercity trains: These trains allow you to travel between cities in the Netherlands. No reservation is necessary.
- Intercity Direct trains: These are NS trains that connect Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport, Rotterdam Central and Breda. These NS trains are more expensive than the Intercity but have the advantage of being faster.
- Sprinter trains: These trains connect the national railway stations in the Netherlands and stop at each station they pass through.
- The NS also offers night trains
Let's take a look at the most popular NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) train routes and their characteristics :
Thanks to David Gubler for this picture. We still hope he didn't damage this beautiful field too much to take it.
If you arrive in the Netherlands to visit Amsterdam, its canals and its atypical culture, you will surely arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. So you want to get to Amsterdam, so it's very easy and fast! An NS train runs on this line, it covers the 12 km between the two points, in only 6 minutes. There are more than 350 trains per day. Our advice: Book them as soon as possible on Kombo to make sure you get the best price available. You will find NS trains at any time of the day and even at night!
Amsterdam - Rotterdam is easy by train. The NS and Thalys companies make it possible. So it takes only 30 minutes to get there.
The good news here is that in addition to being fast, this NS or Thalys train will drop you off at Rotterdam Central Station. So you are literally a stone's throw away from being able to visit the city when you arrive.
To get there, nothing could be simpler. With Kombo, enter your departure and arrival city, and we'll take care of finding you all the possible routes from your door to the city we call Manhattan on the Meuse: Rotterdam. For these trains, allow about 30 minutes for the 60 km to be covered. More than 150 trains run every day.
Many companies provide this journey (NS, Thalys, Blablabus, Flixbus). There is no need to compare on the respective sites of the companies: Kombo does it for you. Just type your route in Kombo's smart search bar and choose your ideal itinerary.
Getting to Utrecht by NS train is very simple: Leave from Amsterdam Station and board the train for a quarter of an hour's journey to Utrecht. This line is served by more than 150 trains per day, and the trips can be direct! Again, other companies also provide this service. You will find the bus companies Flixbus and Blablabus for cheaper but longer journeys, and of course the NS train, which is the fastest.
With its 400 stations, the Dutch railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) offers a wide choice for travel within the country or from foreign destinations. We at Kombo are committed to making it easy for you to find your way. Indeed, we have centralized all available tickets for you and combine them with the tickets of other companies to provide you with the best choice, the choice that suits you! So don't wait any longer, and the Dutch adventure is yours!