Planning to continue your EuroTrip from Amsterdam? Just take a train and continue your journey to other European destinations. Most international trains run directly from Amsterdam Centraal Station.
From Amsterdam to Paris, Brussels and Antwerp
- Thalys is a high-speed train that connects Amsterdam with Paris, Brussels, Lille and Antwerp. Thalys trains run up to 10 times a day. The cheapest tickets are sold out early, so book in advance if possible. Tickets are available for sale 3 months prior to the departure. To avoid extra service costs charged at the counter, we recommend you to book your train tickets online.
- Intercity Brussels train to Amsterdam runs 16 times a day in both directions.
Eurostar trains to London
- The Eurostar is the high-speed train with connections from Brussels South to Lille, Ebbsfleet and London. Thus, travelling from Amsterdam to London you will need to change the train in Brussels South.
Night trains from Amsterdam
- City Night Line/ EuroNight trains run overnight from Amsterdam Centraal Station directly to Munich, Basel, Zurich, Copenhagen, Prague, Warsaw and Moscow.
If you plan to take a train to Amsterdam, we advise you to check the train schedules in the international train planner. Most tickets are sold online on NS International website, and often it is cheaper to book tickets in advance. As a rule, the e-tickets should be printed, but we advise you to read your carrier’s rules carefully.
What is the best time to buy international train tickets from Amsterdam?
The general rule is: the earlier you book, the cheaper are the tickets. Different rail companies start tickets sale in different times:
- Thalys: 3 months before the trip
- Intercity Brussel: months before the trip
- tickets to destinations in Germany: 92 days before the trip
- night trains to Germany and further: 180 days before the trip
- Eurostar to London: 180 days before the trip
Train tickets are also sold at the international ticket offices called Ticket & Service at Amsterdam Centraal Station, at Schiphol Airport and other large train stations in the Netherlands. Mind that there are additional service surcharges applicable to the tickets sold at the counter.