23 February 2010

Dutch Rail misleads Schiphol tourists

For those who are planning to travel to the Netherlands please take notice (Actually, I never thought that such a thing could happen there. It is something one would only expect in a less developed country):

Monday 22 February 2010

Dutch Rail (NS) is misleading thousands of tourists traveling from Schiphol airport to Amsterdam by offering them more expensive first class tickets as a priority, the Haarlems Dagblad reports on Monday.

The paper says ticket machines at the airport offer 'comfort class' tickets on their welcome screens, but that these tickets cost €6.50, compared with €3.80 for a standard ticket. Passengers who want a second class ticket have to click through to a different window.

An NS spokesman told the paper most tourists want a first class ticket because they are travelling with lots of baggage and want more room.

Some 5,000 tourists a day travel from the airport to central Amsterdam.

© DutchNews.nl (http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2010/02/dutch_rail_misleads_schiphol_t.php)