Bus journeys in the Netherlands are an efficient, comfortable and budget-friendly way to travel around the country as well as to international destinations. The bus network here is extensive, however more often than not these are regional or local services. A number of night services are available around the country.
In the Netherlands, the most common bus routes are those between the major cities within a province. Longer distance routes are less readily available, and as such, it's much more common to take the train. A bus journey from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, for example, would be significantly faster and easier by intercity train. Operating domestic routes are Qliners, fast buses that connect areas located within a particular province or more immediate surroundings.
A number of bus companies operate here, each serving a particular province. Providers across the country include Connexxion, Veolia Transport, Qbuzz, Syntus and HTMbuzz. In some large cities, passengers may find additional carriers or subsidiaries of one of the larger bus companies. For journeys to other European destinations, travelers can make use of international carriers such as Eurolines and Ouibus.
Most Dutch coaches have standard amenities including onboard Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Furthermore, all buses are wheelchair accessible. Connexxion buses also contain vending machines, which were installed in 2012.