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Dutch words for public transport Posted by on May 28, 2010 in Dutch Language

In Holland public transport is key if you want to get around. People travel a lot by train and bus, and if you want to avoid traffic jams it is often the best way to travel. But what do we Dutchies call all those types of transportation? Hereby a vocabulary list to help you get around.

The bus  :  de bus

Bus ticket  :  buskaartje

The train  :  de trein

The train ticket  : het treinkaartje

Stop  :  station

Delay  :  vertraging

The fast train (without many stops)  :  de intercity

The slow train (with many stops)  :  de stoptrein

The subway  :  de metro

The tram  :  de tram

A stop  :  een halte

The airplane  :  het vliegtuig

The airport  :  het vliegveld

Luggage  :  bagage

First class  :  eerste klas

Economy class  :  tweede klasse

Ticket  :  ticket

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  1. Victor:

    Is there a difference between ‘vliegveld’ and ‘luchthaven’?

  2. noortje:

    No, no difference. Luchthaven is a little bit more old fashion, but still used sometimes.

  3. Car Transportation:

    Thanks. I’ll keep this list in my iPhone for when I visit Holland next week. “eerste klas” ;-D