Edit by moderator: Translation to English:
I will stay in the Netherlands for two months for a volunteer work. I plan to visit the Dutch cities on the weekends and would like to know if there are train tickets.
Beste antwoord door Ferdinand Delasoie
I know four options:
1. For real tourists: the Holland Travel Ticket. The advantage is that it is valid for all modes of transport (train and bus). Tickets are still expensive. Then, the ticket is only valid outside the full gold (and on the weekend).
2. The simple ticket, to be bought from the distributor to the station.
You can also buy an E-ticket from the website (ns.nl), in English and by credit card. Very convenient.
You must be careful: these tickets are personal (you need a passport or a license to identify yourself!). Then, you have to choose the day (and put your name) and the ticket does not change anymore.
You are wrong (or voyage) = money gone.
3. There are also abnormalities.
From Voordeel: 40% discount on weekends and off the full gold (train only).
Weekend vrij: travel (in the train) without limit (on weekends).
But to get it, it's all stuff.
You need a Dutch (or German, or Belgian ... but no Italian) address
Payment is made with 'Ideal', the Dutch bank system. The NS could accept a bonificio, but we need a manual intervention from the customer service part.
4. Kruidvat, HEMA, and Albert Heijn (yes ... the supermarkets) sell special tickets with which you can choose a day by train.
Those have an interesting price, but it is not guaranteed that these supermarkets sell their tickets in your living room.
I would rather take tickets from the distributor. Or a "Kruidvat" ticket if it were available.
Edit: translated to English by Moderator