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Travel by train in The Netherlands

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Travel by Train in HollandThe Netherlands have an excellent railway network. The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways), or NS, is the principal passenger railway operating company in the Netherlands.

The NS covers most of the country, with almost all Dutch cities connected, mostly with a service frequency of two trains an hour or more (and at least four trains per hour between all of the largest cities Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven as well as some larger cities: Amersfoort, Arnhem, 's-Hertogenbosch, Dordrecht and Leiden.)

There are two kinds of passenger trains in The Netherlands, a "stoptrein" (literally: "train that stops," a local train stops at all stations, and is mainly used for local traffic.) and "Intercities", that only stop at larger stations to provide a fast train connections throughout the country.


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