London to Amsterdam by train – Any Dutch Station fare (discontinued)
- By Kate Andrews
- 29th May 2012
Cheap train tickets from London to Amsterdam, Rotterdam or anywhere....Loco2 brings you the Any Dutch Station ticket!
It’s now possible to book a train from London to Amsterdam and elsewhere in the Netherlands using a discount ’Any Dutch Station’ train ticket on Loco2. This is a promotional fare from Eurostar, available all year round, which entitles you to board a pre-booked Eurostar train from London, Ebbsfleet or Ashford to Brussels and travel onwards to any Dutch station in the Netherlands for a fixed price. Valid for trains from London to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the Hague, as well as hundreds of other lesser known destinations in Holland, this is one of the best value train tickets online.
London to Amsterdam by high speed train
When you search for London to Amsterdam trains you’ll see multiple journey times and tickets displayed in your results. More expensive fares are displayed for the Eurostar and Thalys or Fyra high speed trains. This is the fastest way to travel between London and the Netherlands, and can take as little as 4 hours 40 minutes. These tickets include your Eurostar booking and a seat reservation on a high-speed train. For the London to Brussels leg, tickets are available 120 days in advance. The connection from Brussels is available 90 days in advance of travel.
Booking your Any Dutch Station ticket
Alongside the high speed trains you’ll see cheaper train tickets. These are the Any Dutch Station tickets which are valid for travel on NS InterCity trains or other domestic trains. You can check which ticket you’re viewing by clicking the ‘show timetable’ arrow. The Any Dutch Station tickets will display your Eurostar to Brussels-Midi and the NS-Intercity train for onward travel. You won’t have a reservation for a specific train or seat but are free to choose your own trains to reach your destination.
We’ve integrated timetable information to show you what we think is the most convenient combination of trains, but your ticket is actually valid on any train leaving Brussels-midi (excluding the high-speed Thalys or Fyra trains) within 24 hours of arrival, even if your connection includes multiple trains. If you don’t want to use the train we’ve suggested you don’t need to do anything differently, just proceed to booking. The same ticket will be valid on any of trains included in the offer. You can check timetable information on Deutsche Bahn for the full timetable.
How much does it cost?
A standard class adult fare from Eurostar depots in the UK to any of the Netherlands stations starts at £50 one-way, or £89 for a return journey. This includes the Eurostar portion of your trip and entitles you to onward travel from Brussels to your chosen station on any of the NS Intercity services. These are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Once the £50 tickets have sold out you’ll see fares which range from £55.5-117.50 one-way, or £99-209 return. This is because the cheapest tickets sell out the closer you get to departure. You’re most likely to find the cheapest train tickets for this trip by searching approximately 120 days in advance. You can upgrade to Business Premier or buy more flexibility for a higher price if you need it.
Your train ticket and delivery options
Any Dutch Station train tickets are available for delivery by post for a small fee, or you can collect them at the station or print them at home for free. If you want to collect your tickets from the station you should make sure that your departure station has the correct facilities.
When your ticket arrives it will show the destination as Brussels-Midi, and the reservation details for the Eurostar leg of your trip. Your onward travel from Brussels won’t be shown but you can be confident your ticket is valid by looking for the Any Dutch Station information in the ticket description.
And if you’ve got any questions about any aspect of planning your journey, check out the Netherlands in the Engine Room.