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Amsterdam is the perfect base for exploring the Netherlands by train. Its key position on the European rail network also makes it a popular first stop for travellers from Britain setting off to explore the continent by train.

The city’s celebrated canals and traditional housing give the centre of Amsterdam a remarkable small town feel. Its compact size makes the city ideal for exploring on foot or by bike. The city is notably gay-friendly and laid back. Whether you just want to take the pulse of local life in backstreet cafés or sample Amsterdam’s world-class art galleries, the city is first and foremost a place to chill.

The main rail hub is Centraal Station (often just called CS). It is at the northern edge of the city centre. Amsterdam is a key hub in the Dutch national rail network with departures at least hourly to most major cities across the Netherlands. From London, the usual route is with Eurostar to Brussels, connecting there onto either a Thalys or IC train for the onward journey to Amsterdam. In spring 2018, however, Eurostar will launch a direct London to Amsterdam service. That will speed up connections from London although, bizarrely, there will not be any direct trains from Amsterdam to London for another year or two yet.

Amsterdam already has an excellent range of direct international connections. These include regular Thalys services to Brussels and Paris. Thalys also offer a twice-daily fast service from Amsterdam to Lille. A hourly InterCity (IC) service leaves Amsterdam for Antwerp and Brussels, serving Den Haag, Rotterdam and other principal cities along the way. There are seven daily ICE departures to Cologne and Frankfurt. IC trains leave every two hours for Hannover and Berlin. There is a useful direct daytime train to Basel in Switzerland. Although there have been no direct international night trains from Amsterdam since late 2016, there is an evening fast train from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf which connects conveniently into direct overnight services to Munich, Innsbruck, Linz and Vienna.

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Prague to Amsterdam by train

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Zwolle to Amsterdam by train

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Mönchengladbach to Amsterdam by train

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Liverpool to Amsterdam by train

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London to Amsterdam by train

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Brussels to Amsterdam by train

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Perpignan to Amsterdam by train

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Berlin to Amsterdam by train

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Bruges to Amsterdam by train

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Montpellier to Amsterdam by train

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Rotterdam to Amsterdam by train

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Hanover to Amsterdam by train

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Innsbruck to Amsterdam by train

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Hamm to Amsterdam by train

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Copenhagen to Amsterdam by train

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Hamburg to Amsterdam by train

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Bremen to Amsterdam by train

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Leer to Amsterdam by train

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Groningen to Amsterdam by train

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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Amsterdam by train

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Geneva to Amsterdam by train

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Karlsruhe to Amsterdam by train

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Nijmegen to Amsterdam by train

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Ede to Amsterdam by train

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Gronau to Amsterdam by train

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Bristol to Amsterdam by train

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Enschede to Amsterdam by train

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Münster to Amsterdam by train

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Heidelberg to Amsterdam by train

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Interlaken to Amsterdam by train

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Kaiserslautern to Amsterdam by train

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Calais to Amsterdam by train

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Lille to Amsterdam by train

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Antwerp to Amsterdam by train

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Amersfoort to Amsterdam by train

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Darmstadt to Amsterdam by train

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Delft to Amsterdam by train

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Paris to Amsterdam by train

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Salzburg to Amsterdam by train

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Barcelona to Amsterdam by train

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Bad Bentheim to Amsterdam by train

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Wolfsburg to Amsterdam by train

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Kolding to Amsterdam by train

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Vienna to Amsterdam by train

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Marseille to Amsterdam by train

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Berne to Amsterdam by train

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Leeds to Amsterdam by train

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Arth to Amsterdam by train

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Offenburg to Amsterdam by train

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Strasbourg to Amsterdam by train

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Maastricht to Amsterdam by train

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Cologne to Amsterdam by train

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Herzogenrath to Amsterdam by train

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Heerlen to Amsterdam by train

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Aachen to Amsterdam by train

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Haarlem to Amsterdam by train

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Ashford to Amsterdam by train

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Cannes to Amsterdam by train

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

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