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Overcrowded ICE, Intercity Berlin and Nightjet Zurich

This summer it is very busy on trains to Germany and beyond (ICE, IC Berlin and Nightjet Zurich). We recommend that you reserve a seat when you book your ticket.
Do you already have a ticket? Book a seat here or call NS International Customer Service at 030-2300023 to book a seat reservation.

Intercity Berlin 245 and 242 doesn't run on 9 August

Due to staff shortages, IC Berlin 245 and 242 will not run between Amsterdam and Bad Bentheim on Tuesday 9 August (departure Amsterdam 05.02 and Bad Bentheim 8.44).

Without changing your ticket, you can travel with IC Berlin that departs two hours later.
You can also cancel free of charge, regardless of your fare. Please contact your original point of sale.

IC Berlin departing two hours later has the following departure times:

  • Amsterdam 7:00 am
  • Hilversum 7.23 am
  • Amersfoort 7.36 am
  • Apeldoorn 8:01 am
  • Deventer 8.18 am
  • Almelo 8:45 am
  • Hengelo 8:58 am


The train from Bad Bentheim to Amsterdam that departs two hours later leaves at 10:44hrs.

Would you like to change your ticket? Please contact your original point of sale. Did you book with us? Then call Customer Service at 030-2300023. You can also have your seat reservations changed.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

Thalys timetable adjusted

Due to technical problems resulting from the recent high temperatures, Thalys traffic will be disrupted.
These are the expected consequences:

 

Monday 08/08/2022


- Thalys 9411 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:55) does not run
- Thalys 9448 (departure Dortmund Hbf 10:51) is not running
- Thalys 9397 (departure Brussels-Midi 6:52) is not running
- Thalys 9334 (departure from Amsterdam Centraal station 10:15 am) is not running
- Thalys 9464 (departure Brussels-Midi 17:13 hours) is not running
- Thalys 9481 (departure from Paris Gare du Nord 19:25) is not running

Tuesday 09/08/2022


- Thalys 9411 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:55) does not run
- Thalys 9448 (departure Dortmund Hbf 10:51) is not running
- Thalys 9422 (departure Brussels South/Midi 10:13) will not run
- Thalys 9439 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 12:25) is not running
- Thalys 9371 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 17:55) is not running

Wednesday 10/08/2022


- Thalys 9411 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:55) does not run
- Thalys 9448 (departure Dortmund Hbf 10:51) is not running
- Thalys 9422 (departure Brussels South/Midi 10:13) will not run
- Thalys 9439 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 12:25) is not running
- Thalys 9371 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 17:55) is not running

Thursday 11/08/2022
- Thalys 9411 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:55) does not run
- Thalys 9448 (departure Dortmund Hbf 10:51) is not running
- Thalys 9422 (departure Brussels South/Midi 10:13) will not run
- Thalys 9439 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 12:25) is not running
- Thalys 9371 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 17:55) is not running

Friday 12/08/2022


- Thalys 9411 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:55) does not run
- Thalys 9448 (departure Dortmund Hbf 10:51) is not running
- Thalys 9397 (departure Brussels-Midi 6:52) will not run
- Thalys 9334 (departure from Amsterdam Centraal station 10:15 am) is not running
- Thalys 9464 (departure Brussels-Midi 17:13 hours) is not running
- Thalys 9481 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 19:25) is not running

Saturday 13/08/2022


- Thalys 9309 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:09) will not run
- Thalys 9452 (departure Amsterdam Centraal station) is not running
- Thalys 9469 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 17:25) does not run
- Thalys 9372 (departure Brussels-Midi 18:42) is not running


Sunday 14/08/2022


- Thalys 9372 (departure Brussels-Midi 18:42) will not run

Monday 15/08/2022


- Thalys 9415 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 8:25) does not run
- Thalys 9452 (departure Amsterdam Centraal station 13:15) is not running
- Thalys 9371 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 17:55) does not run
- Thalys 9363 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 16:25) is not running
- Thalys 9476 (departure Brussels South/Midi 19:13) does not run

Tuesday 16/08/2022


- Thalys 9411 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:55) does not run
- Thalys 9448 (departure Dortmund Hbf 10:51) is not running
- Thalys 9397 (departure Brussels-Midi 6:52) is not running
- Thalys 9334 (departure from Amsterdam Centraal station 10:15 am) is not running
- Thalys 9464 (departure Brussels-Midi 17:13 hours) is not running
- Thalys 9481 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 19:25) is not running

Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18/08/2022


- Thalys 9411 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:55) will not run
- Thalys 9448 (departure Dortmund Hbf 10:51) is not running
- Thalys 9422 (departure Brussels South/Midi 10:13) will not run
- Thalys 9439 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 12:25) is not running
- Thalys 9371 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 17:55) is not running

Friday 19/08/2022


- Thalys 9411 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:55) does not run
- Thalys 9448 (departure Dortmund Hbf 10:51) is not running
- Thalys 9397 (departure Brussels-Midi 6:52) will not run
- Thalys 9334 (departure from Amsterdam Centraal station 10:15 am) is not running
- Thalys 9464 (departure Brussels-Midi 17:13 hours) is not running
- Thalys 9481 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 19:25) is not running

Saturday 20/08/2022


- Thalys 9309 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:09) will not run
- Thalys 9452 (departure Amsterdam Centraal station 13:15) is not running
- Thalys 9469 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 17:25) does not run
- Thalys 9372 (departure Brussels-Midi 18:42) is not running

Sunday 21/08/2022


- Thalys 9415 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 8:25) will not run
- Thalys 9452 (departure Amsterdam Centraal station 13:15) will not run
- Thalys 9371 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 17:55) is not running
- Thalys 9372 (departure Brussels-Midi 6:42 pm) is not running
- Thalys 9440 (departure Brussels-Midi 13:13) is not running
- Thalys 9359 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 15:55) is not running

Monday 22/08/2022


- Thalys 9411 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:55) does not run
- Thalys 9448 (departure Dortmund Hbf 10:51) is not running
- Thalys 9397 (departure Brussels-Midi 6:52) will not run
- Thalys 9334 (departure from Amsterdam Centraal station 10:15 am) is not running
- Thalys 9464 (departure Brussels-Midi 17:13 hours) is not running
- Thalys 9481 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 19:25) is not running

Tuesday 23 until Thursday 25/08/2022


- Thalys 9411 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:55) will not run
- Thalys 9448 (departure Dortmund Hbf 10:51) is not running
- Thalys 9422 (departure Brussels South/Midi 10:13) will not run
- Thalys 9439 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 12:25) is not running
- Thalys 9371 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 17:55) is not running

Friday 26/08/2022


- Thalys 9411 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:55) does not run
- Thalys 9448 (departure Dortmund Hbf 10:51) is not running
- Thalys 9397 (departure Brussels-Midi 6:52) will not run
- Thalys 9334 (departure from Amsterdam Centraal station 10:15 am) is not running
- Thalys 9464 (departure Brussels-Midi 17:13 hours) is not running
- Thalys 9481 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 19:25) is not running

Saturday 27/08/2022


- Thalys 9309 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:09) will not run
- Thalys 9452 (departure Amsterdam Centraal station 13:15) is not running
- Thalys 9469 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 17:25) does not run
- Thalys 9372 (departure Brussels-Midi 18:42) is not running

Sunday 28/08/2022


- Thalys 9415 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 8:25) will not run
- Thalys 9452 (departure Amsterdam Centraal station 13:15) will not run
- Thalys 9371 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 17:55) is not running
- Thalys 9372 (departure Brussels-Midi 6:42 pm) is not running
- Thalys 9440 (departure Brussels-Midi 13:13) is not running
- Thalys 9359 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 15:55) is not running

Monday 29/08/2022


- Thalys 9411 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:55) does not run
- Thalys 9448 (departure Dortmund Hbf 10:51) is not running
- Thalys 9397 (departure Brussels-Midi 6:52) will not run
- Thalys 9334 (departure from Amsterdam Centraal station 10:15 am) is not running
- Thalys 9464 (departure Brussels-Midi 17:13 hours) is not running
- Thalys 9481 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 19:25) is not running

Tuesday 30/08/2022 to Thursday 01/09/2022


- Thalys 9411 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:55) will not run
- Thalys 9448 (departure Dortmund Hbf 10:51) is not running
- Thalys 9422 (departure Brussels South/Midi 10:13) will not run
- Thalys 9439 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 12:25) is not running
- Thalys 9371 (departing Paris Gare du Nord 17:55) is not running

 

Friday 02/09/2022


- Thalys 9411 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 7:55) will not run
- Thalys 9448 (departure Dortmund Hbf 10:51) is not running
- Thalys 9397 (departure Brussels South/Midi 6:52 PM) is not running
- Thalys 9334 (departure from Amsterdam Centraal station 10:15 am) is not running
- Thalys 9464 (departure Brussels-Midi 17:13 hours) is not running
- Thalys 9481 (departure Paris Gare du Nord 19:25 h) is not running


Do you have a ticket for one of these trains? Then contact the original point of sale. You can cancel your ticket free of charge or change it to another travel date or time. NS Customer Service can be reached at 030-2300023.

 

 

ICE does not always stop at Utrecht and Arnhem due to overcrowded trains this summer

When the ICE departs from Amsterdam overcrowded, the train does not stop at Utrecht and Arnhem. If you need to travel to Düsseldorf or further, you can use the VIAS train as an alternative. This train leaves from Arnhem and stops in Duisburg and Düsseldorf. In Duisburg and Düsseldorf you can then travel with the domestic trains including the ICE and IC trains.
Your ICE ticket is valid on the domestic and VIAS trains. You do not need to change your ticket for this.

Changing or cancelling a ticket

Would you prefer to travel on a different day or at a later time? Check the booking conditions for your ticket for the possibilities. If you wish to change your ticket, please contact NS International Customer Service via 030-2300023. Tickets purchased from the NS International desk at the station can be changed at the desk.
You can also cancel or change your ticket. In that case, we do not charge any cancellation or change fees.


Compensation for delays

If you use the alternative travel option and experience a delay of more than 60 minutes, you can apply for 'money back for delay'.

 

Adjusted timetable for Intercity Berlin

Until 19 August Intercity Berlin will depart earlier due to engineering works. Your train is expected to depart 10 to 90 minutes earlier than planned. As the schedule for the German trains is not yet final, it is best to check the itinerary planner or the NSInternational App one day before departure.

Adjusted ICE timetable

Due to technical problems, ICE will have an adjusted timetable. A number of ICE trains will drive to Düsseldorf or Cologne-Deutz. There you can change to the German regional train to your final destination. Your ticket is valid on the route you booked.

This is expected to last until 16 October 2022

 

From 9 September to 16 October

- ICE 125 runs Amsterdam - Düsseldorf
- ICE 124 will travel Düsseldorf - Amsterdam
- ICE 129 on Saturday Amsterdam Cologne-Deutz

You can find these adjusted times in our journey planner and in the NS International App.

Changing or cancelling a ticket

Would you rather travel on another day or at a later time? Check the booking conditions for your ticket for the possibilities. If you wish to change your ticket, please contact NS International Customer Service via 030-2300023. Tickets purchased from the NS International desk at the station can be changed at the desk.

In the event of a delay of 60 minutes or more, you may cancel free of charge. You can request a refund up to 1 month after your original departure date.

Coronavirus impact on international rail traffic

Always check the guidelines before you leave, even if you are travelling back to the Netherlands.
> Check the guidelines per country

Before booking an international train journey, NS International advises you to check the current travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
> NS.nl/corona
> Consequences of the coronavirus for international travel

Security checks

Departure from Paris Gare du Nord and Brussels-Midi (Thalys, TGV and ICE)
In order to ensure the smooth running of security checks, we advise you to be present on the platform 20 minutes before the departure of your train.

Amsterdam - Hannover - Berlin

Vrijdag 05-08-2022 04:00 uur t/m zaterdag 20-08-2022 02:00 uur.

Maintenance

Amsterdam - Hannover - Berlin

When : Vrijdag 05-08-2022 04:00 uur t/m zaterdag 20-08-2022 02:00 uur.
Limitations : Tussen Bad Bentheim en Berlin Hbf is de internationale dienstregeling aangepast.
Delay : De extra reistijd kan oplopen tot 0 minuten.
Advice : Dit kan gevolgen hebben voor uw reis. Plan uw reis in de internationale app.

National

Roermond-Sittard

Tussen Roermond en Sittard rijden er minder treinen door een beschadigde spoorbrug.

Amersfoort - Amersfoort Vathorst

Zondag 07-08-2022 04:00 uur t/m donderdag 11-08-2022 02:00 uur.

Maintenance

Amersfoort - Amersfoort Vathorst

When : Zondag 07-08-2022 04:00 uur t/m donderdag 11-08-2022 02:00 uur.
Limitations : Tussen Amersfoort Centraal en Amersfoort Schothorst is de dienstregeling aangepast.
Delay : U heeft geen langere reistijd.
Description :
  • Intercity 11700-11799: Amersfoort Centraal-Amersfoort Schothorst rijdt niet.
  • Intercity 11600-11699: Amersfoort Centraal-Amersfoort Schothorst rijdt niet.

's-Hertogenbosch - Eindhoven; Tilburg - Eindhoven

Dinsdag 09-08-2022 04:00 uur t/m vrijdag 26-08-2022 02:15 uur.

Maintenance

's-Hertogenbosch - Eindhoven; Tilburg - Eindhoven

When : Dinsdag 09-08-2022 04:00 uur t/m vrijdag 26-08-2022 02:15 uur.
Limitations : Tussen Boxtel en Eindhoven Centraal rijden er bussen.
Delay : De extra reistijd kan oplopen tot 30 minuten.
Advice : Mijd de spitsuren!
Description :
  • Intercity 800-899: Boxtel-Eindhoven Centraal rijdt niet.
  • Intercity 2900-2999: Boxtel-Eindhoven Centraal rijdt niet.
  • Intercity 3500-3599: Boxtel-Eindhoven Centraal rijdt niet.
  • Intercity 3700-3799: Boxtel-Eindhoven Centraal rijdt niet.
  • Intercity 1100-1199: Boxtel-Eindhoven Centraal rijdt niet.
  • Sprinter 6400-6499: Eindhoven Centraal-Weert blijft normaal rijden.
  • Sprinter 6600-6699: Dordrecht-Arnhem Centraal blijft normaal rijden.
  • Sprinter 6600-6699: Tilburg Universiteit-Dordrecht rijdt niet.
  • Sprinter 706400-706499: Tilburg Universiteit-Boxtel rijdt als extra trein.
  • Sprinter 706400-706499: Boxtel-Dordrecht rijdt als extra trein.
  • Bus 900000-999999: 's-Hertogenbosch-Eindhoven Centraal rijdt als treinvervangend vervoer.
  • Sprinter 4400-4499: 's-Hertogenbosch-Eindhoven Centraal rijdt niet.
  • Intercity 3900-3999: 's-Hertogenbosch-Eindhoven Centraal rijdt niet.
  • Intercity 3500-3599: Schiphol Airport-Boxtel stopt extra in Vught.
  • Intercity 3700-3799: Schiphol Airport-Boxtel stopt extra in Vught.
  • Intercity 800-899: Alkmaar-Boxtel stopt extra in Vught.
  • Intercity 2900-2999: Enkhuizen-Boxtel stopt extra in Vught.
  • Bus 900000-999999: Tilburg-Eindhoven Centraal rijdt als treinvervangend vervoer.
  • Bus 900000-999999: Eindhoven Centraal-Rotterdam Centraal rijdt als treinvervangend vervoer.

Utrecht - Hilversum

Maandag 08-08-2022 04:00 uur t/m donderdag 11-08-2022 02:00 uur.

Maintenance

Utrecht - Hilversum

When : Maandag 08-08-2022 04:00 uur t/m donderdag 11-08-2022 02:00 uur.
Limitations : Tussen Utrecht Overvecht en Hilversum rijden er bussen.
Delay : De extra reistijd kan oplopen tot 30 minuten.
Description :
  • Sprinter 14900-14999: Utrecht Centraal-Almere Centrum rijdt niet.
  • Sprinter 4900-4999: Utrecht Centraal-Almere Centrum rijdt niet.
  • Sprinter 5700-5799: Utrecht Centraal-Hoofddorp rijdt niet.
  • Intercity 1500-1599: Amersfoort Centraal-Amsterdam Centraal stopt extra in Naarden-Bussum.
  • Bus 900000-999999: Utrecht Overvecht-Hilversum rijdt als treinvervangend vervoer.

Utrecht - Almere

Zondag 07-08-2022 04:00 uur t/m donderdag 11-08-2022 02:00 uur.

Maintenance

Utrecht - Almere

When : Zondag 07-08-2022 04:00 uur t/m donderdag 11-08-2022 02:00 uur.
Limitations : Tussen Hilversum en Almere Centrum is de dienstregeling aangepast.
Delay : U heeft geen langere reistijd.
Description :
  • Sprinter 4900-4999: Utrecht Centraal-Almere Centrum rijdt niet.
  • Sprinter 14900-14999: Utrecht Centraal-Almere Centrum rijdt niet.

Ede-Wageningen

Zondag 07-08-2022 01:00 uur t/m vrijdag 02-09-2022 02:00 uur.

Maintenance

Ede-Wageningen

When : Zondag 07-08-2022 01:00 uur t/m vrijdag 02-09-2022 02:00 uur.
Limitations : Van, via en naar Ede-Wageningen rijden er bussen.
Delay : De extra reistijd kan oplopen tot 30 minuten.
Advice : Mijd de spits of reis om
Description :
  • Stoptrein 31300-31399: Ede-Wageningen-Barneveld Centrum rijdt niet.
  • Stoptrein 31400-31499: Barneveld Zuid-Barneveld Centrum rijdt niet.
  • Bus 900000-999999: Ede-Wageningen-Barneveld Centrum rijdt als treinvervangend vervoer.
  • Intercity 3000-3099: Driebergen-Zeist-Arnhem Centraal rijdt niet.
  • Intercity 3100-3199: Driebergen-Zeist-Nijmegen rijdt niet.
  • Sprinter 7500-7599: Ede-Wageningen-Wolfheze rijdt niet.
  • Bus 900000-999999: Ede-Wageningen-Wolfheze rijdt als treinvervangend vervoer.
  • Bus 900000-999999: Driebergen-Zeist-Arnhem Centraal rijdt als treinvervangend vervoer.
  • Intercity 3200-3299: Driebergen-Zeist-Arnhem Centraal rijdt niet.

Frequently asked questions

Up until what time do the trains run?
Check our itinerary planner for an up-to-date overview of all travel times for international trains.
What corona measures are taken on board the train?
The corona guidelines of a train differ per train operator to and from the Netherlands. You can find the most recent corona measures on the government website. The measures can change per country or area and per day. It is your responsibility to check which travel restrictions apply to your journey. Therefore, before you travel, regularly check the current corona information of the country of your final destination, including the countries you will travel through on your way to that destination. Please, do not forget to check your return journey regularly.
How do I change or cancel my journey?
Please get in touch with your original point of sale to cancel or change a ticket. If you booked your ticket via NS International.nl or the NS International Service Centre, please get in touch with the NS International Service Centre: 030-2300023 (local rate when calling from the Netherlands).
Will I get my money back if I am delayed?
Compensation differs per train operator. You are in possession of a valid ticket for the delayed train. The delay was unknown when you bought the ticket (and not mentioned in case of scheduled engineering works or announced strikes). Your request for compensation must be accompanied by the original tickets and submitted to NS International Customer Service within 3 months after the journey. For more information, please check our support page. For more information, see the page Compensation for delays.
When will the trains run again?
Check our itinerary planner for an up-to-date overview of all travel times for international trains.

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