To travel by train, you’ll need a ticket. There are regular checks on board trains and if you're travelling without a ticket you'll be fined €35, even if you smile and speak a foreign language. You can purchase tickets at the yellow machines that adorn all train stations or at the NS Service desk on the right hand side of the central station in Tilburg. When you buy a ticket at the service desk, you pay 50 cents extra in service charges, but the first option is a bit trickier, because it requires large amounts of loose change. You see, though the machines are fairly intelligent, they only accept Dutch bank cards and coins. For more information visit www.ns.nl where you can also plan your journey in English.