There will be no trains on this NS route for three whole weeks

Prepare for delays 🚝

What’s the most fun thing to do on a summer’s weekend? A city trip! But what’s the NS’s favourite hobby? Working on the tracks. 😢

That is why, for three weeks starting June 17, no trains will run to and from Leeuwarden, one of the most important train routes in the north of the country.

The result? Travellers can expect extra travel time between 15 minutes and an hour. 😀

Replacement buses and cancelled routes

From Monday, June 17, until Tuesday, July 9, no trains will run:

  • between Leeuwarden and Harlingen Haven,
  • between Leeuwarden and Stavoren,
  • between Leeuwarden and Akkrum.

From June 17 to June 20 and on July 9, Leeuwarden will be fully inaccessible by train. As a result, the last big connection to Groningen also falls away, reports.

If you’re planning on travelling towards Leeuwarden during the three affected weeks, you can expect to deal with replacement buses or alternate routes.

As always, the NS advises travellers to keep an eye on their travel app. 📲

Will you be affected by this three-week-long construction work? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Lyna Meyrer 🇱🇺
Lyna Meyrer 🇱🇺
Say 'hoi' to Lyna, our Senior Writer at DutchReview! Fueled by a love for writing, social media, and all things Dutch, she joined the DR family in 2022. Since making the Netherlands her home in 2018, she has collected a BA in English Literature & Society (Hons.) and an RMA in Arts, Literature and Media (Hons.). Even though she grew up just a few hours away from the Netherlands, Lyna remains captivated by the guttural language, quirky culture, and questionable foods that make the Netherlands so wonderfully Dutch.


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