About us
Public transportation is something you can trust and where we stand for. Whether you are traveling by train or bus, we will make sure your journey is a good journey. By introducing the right innovations in our services, equipment and people, we can provide reliable service and a high level of quality to our customers.

Arriva carries out public transportation almost everywhere in the Netherlands. Last December we got the Limburg concession, which enables us to expand further. Arriva has many offices throughout the country and a head office in Heerenveen.

Arriva Netherlands is a part of the Arriva Group, owned by the Deutsche Bahn. Arriva Group operates with around 60,000 employees in 14 European countries.

Facts and figures

1,550 buses

147 trains

13 water buses

60 touring busses

600,000 trips per day

More than 6,000 employees

20 service points

A customer satisfaction of 7.5

An employee satisfaction of 7.8

The head office in Heerenveen

Working at Arriva
Working at Arriva means working together to aim for the best quality. Everyone, including a bus driver, traffic manager and engineer, is working hard to make sure the customer can trust our public transportation.

Together with more than 6,000 colleagues, you start every day with fresh energy and with our motto ‘Everything you do, do it right’ bearing in mind. It provides an active, innovative and result-oriented work environment with plenty of room for personal development.

Because of the international connection with the Arriva Group and the Deutsche Bahn, we gain a lot of knowledge and switch quickly to apply new developments.

Our Headquarter including the recruitment department is settled in Heerenveen, although we do have local recruitment activities. You can reach us easily via email ( or call us at 088 277 5855. Every year we have 3 or 4 management trainees with a different focus from logistics to engineering and from marketing to finance. We also have approximately 25 internships every year mostly at the headquarter but also in one of our 5 regions. In total Arriva has 6000 employees, most of our personnel are bus or traindrivers but we have around one hundred (operational) managers.