Netherlands makes trains free on National Book Day

Dutch book lovers got free rail travel across their country’s entire network as part of the Netherlands’ annual book week celebrations.

Every year since 1932 the Netherlands has encouraged reading with Boekenweek, a celebration of literature marked with literary festivals and book signings across the country.

The state rail company, which has now been offering the annual free travel promotion for 18 years, said in a statement: “NS has a warm heart for reading, because reading is one of the favourite ways to spend time on the train.”

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