I read that, if you want to take your bicycle on a train in the Netherlands, you must buy ticket for it and, during rush hours, you aren't allowed to take it on the train.

However, folding bicycles don't require a ticket. Does the rush-hour rule also apply to folding bicycles? Or, is it considered to be luggage, so that you are allowed to take them on the train at anytime?

1 Answer 1


According to this site:

Folding bikes - as long as they are folded - are considered luggage and can be taken free of charge any time of the day.

Since a folding bike is considered as luggage, you can take it at any time. This is in common with other train transport systems, such as London transport.

  • Thanks for your answer, Do you know a place or market in Netherlands I can get used one ?
    – Ahmed
    Commented Jul 2, 2016 at 6:54
  • 1
    @AhmedRagheb: Try Marktplaats (Dutch search term prefilled), or try your luck by walking into any bike repair shop and ask for "vouwfiets".
    – MH.
    Commented Jul 2, 2016 at 8:09
  • 2
    I can verify from personal experience that you can take foldable bikes during rush hour, although it can occasionally be difficult to find the spot. A good alternative can be the "OV-fiets". For 10euro ypu can buy an annual ticket and then you cannrent a bike for 4euro a day at most larger stations. @Ahmed_Ragheb
    – RHA
    Commented Jul 2, 2016 at 20:17

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .