I plan to make an Interrail trip later this summer but this will be divided on weekends. I am aware of non-travel within Netherlands, therefore I have questions.
1.- I have Global Pass with only 1 out/inbound travel from here, do these must be on the very first day you start using such Pass and the very last day you stop using it?
1b.- Following up on previous question, if not, then I guess I can use these out/inbound any day the Pass is valid on - second, third, fourth week - won't matter as long as they are used only once.
2.- In between the big trip where I will use out/inbound trains, I would travel out and must cover my way out/in myself. Where is considered the border station, the last Dutch station or the first German station? This so I can look until what point book seats using my Pass and then make my own covered travels.
2b.- As example, Intercity Berlin stops last in Netherlands by Hengelo, so: Use OV to make trip Amsterdam - Hengelo and book seats with Pass from Hengelo to Berlin?
Thank you for your help,
Beste antwoord door Jouke NS
Q1: The answer iMark gave you, is correct. The information he gave you is coming from the Interrail website.
Q2a: Your Interrail ticket is only valid at the border and beyond. This means that your ticket is not valid between the last station you see in the Netherlands and the border. If you use the first station in Germany, it is going to be all fine. You can inform us when booking the ticket that you use a Bahncard, which would give you a 100% discount.
Q2b: When travelling from Amsterdam to Berlin, you might want to order a ticket through our NS international website with a seat assignment. In this case you can also inform us that you have a Bahncard for the discount. With this ticket you will not have to check in or out in the Netherlands and you are sure you can get a seat !