Travelling with pets on the train
Did you know that in the Netherlands, you are allowed to take your pet along with you in the train? This means, for example, that you don't need to leave your dog at home when you travel by train.
Regulations per train operator
- Small dogs or other pets may travel free of charge, if they are transported in a carrier measuring no more than 55 x 30 x 30 cm. The basket or cage should be constructed in such a way that other passengers can not bothered by your pet.
- Guide dogs for the blind may also board the train free of charge.
- Large dogs should always be kept on a leash and wear a muzzle. They may sit on their owner's lap or sit on the floor as long as they are not blocking the aisle.
- Should a passenger object to the presence of a dog or any other pet, then the train conductor may request the owner to move to another part of the train.
TGV - dogs
Owners of dogs that can travel in a carrier measuring no more than 0.55 x 0.30 x 0.30m, must purchase a tickets with a fixed rate of € 6.90. These tickets are not sold in the Netherlands.
Larger dogs that do not fit into a carrier of that size should be muzzled and be kept on a leash. For these dogs owners need to buy a ticket at 50% discount (‘dog’ fare) for the TGV route they intend to travel.
Guide dogs for the blind do not need to be muzzled and may travel with their owner for free.
TGV - small pets
Small pets (such as cats, rabbits and hamsters, of which the presence, odour or noise do not cause hindrance to other passengers) should be transported in carrier measuring no more than 0.55 x 0.30 x 0.30m. Owners must purchase a tickets with a fixed rate of € € 6.90. These tickets are not sold in the Netherlands.
All pets, except guide dogs, are prohibited.
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Small dogs and pets that are transported in a carrier travel free of charge, as do guide dogs.
Dogs and small pets are only allowed in carriages with reclining or sleeping seats if the entire compartment has been reserved. This is not possible in the case of a sleeping carriages. A separate ticket should be bought when dogs are taken onto the train (€ 30). Other small pets in a carrier are considered to be hand luggage and may be taken along free of charge.
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