Belgian Christmas markets anyone? NS International announces 75% off train tickets

Planning on taking a winter holiday? You’re in luck, because this Black Friday, NS International will offer a hefty discount for train tickets to and from Belgium.

The company is offering a major promotion on tickets to Belgium from the Netherlands, as high as 75% off in some cases, reports

The tickets are sold online on the NS website, where you will have to book directly.

Christmas trip to Brussels? Yes, please!

This year, the massive train ticket sale will cover trips to Belgium between December 2 to February 28.

However, there are a few catches:

  • Firstly, you’d better get them quick: you can only buy a limited number of tickets.
  • Secondly, the offer only lasts between November 25 and November 28! ๐Ÿค‘
  • Finally, the offer is only available for certain Intercity trains to Brussels.
Taking a trip to the bustling Christmas Markets in Brussels this winter. Image: Depositphotos

Extra trains

In combination with the discount, there will also be extra trains from different parts of the Netherlands to Belgium.

In Groningen, a temporary train will run from the central station to Antwerp โ€” for just โ‚ฌ13 one way (with that snazzy discount.)

READ MORE | A wintery trip to Bruges: lights, chocolate, and everything Belgium

An epic deal, if we do say so!

First-time Black Friday promotions are confined to one trip

This is the first time that NS International has offered tickets specific to one train line and one destination.

In the past, train tickets have been sold to countries south of the Netherlands without limitation, and they were not tied to one specific train provider.

But, despite the restrictions, due to the sale, the trip from the Netherlands to Belgium could be cheaper than travel on some domestic trains within the country.

*runs to NS website.* ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Will you be grabbing a cheap ticket to Belgium this winter? Tell us in a comment below! ๐Ÿ‘‡

Feature Image:Depositphotos
Heather Slevin
Heather Slevin
Heather is a Dublin native, addicted to catching the Luas, the Irish version of a tram, for one stop, and well used to the constant rain and shine. Seeking to swap one concrete city for another (with a few more canals and a friendlier attitude to cyclists) here she is with the Dutch Review! As a Creative Writing student, she can usually be found sweating over the complicated formatting of her latest poem or deep inside the pages of a book, and loves writing, writing, writing.


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