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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 - and that's made all the easier with Eurostar's new direct train service from London launched in April 2018.

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 addition, since April 2018, there have been twice-daily direct trains from London to Amsterdam. That new service has cut the journey time 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. An hourly Intercity (IC) service leaves Amsterdam for Antwerp and Brussels, serving Rotterdam 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 Düsseldorf which connects conveniently into direct overnight services to Munich, Innsbruck, Linz and Vienna.

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London to Amsterdam by train

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Brussels to Amsterdam by train

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Paris to Amsterdam by train

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Copenhagen to Amsterdam by train

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Lille to Amsterdam by train

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Mannheim to Amsterdam by train

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Cologne to Amsterdam by train

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Düsseldorf to Amsterdam by train

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Frankfurt am Main to Amsterdam by train

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Berlin to Amsterdam by train

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Hanover to Amsterdam by train

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Eindhoven to Amsterdam by train

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Munich to Amsterdam by train

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Utrecht to Amsterdam by train

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Hamburg to Amsterdam by train

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Basel to Amsterdam by train

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Osnabrück to Amsterdam by train

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Zurich to Amsterdam by train

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Antwerp to Amsterdam by train

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Rotterdam to Amsterdam by train

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Barcelona to Amsterdam by train

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Vienna to Amsterdam by train

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Venlo to Amsterdam by train

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Breda to Amsterdam by train

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Duisburg to Amsterdam by train

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Arnhem to Amsterdam by train

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Amersfoort to Amsterdam by train

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Enschede to Amsterdam by train

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Fredericia 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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Bruges to Amsterdam by train

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Birmingham to Amsterdam by train

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Haarlem to Amsterdam by train

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Bremen to Amsterdam by train

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Deventer to Amsterdam by train

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Leiden to Amsterdam by train

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Nijmegen to Amsterdam by train

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Mainz to Amsterdam by train

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Maastricht to Amsterdam by train

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Flensburg to Amsterdam by train

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Rheine to Amsterdam by train

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Zwolle to Amsterdam by train

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Lyon to Amsterdam by train

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Manchester to Amsterdam by train

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Nuremberg to Amsterdam by train

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Prague to Amsterdam by train

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Delft to Amsterdam by train

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Aachen 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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Hamm to Amsterdam by train

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Dortmund to Amsterdam by train

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Stuttgart to Amsterdam by train

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Würzburg to Amsterdam by train

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Salzburg to Amsterdam by train

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Leipzig to Amsterdam by train

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The Hague to Amsterdam by train

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Liverpool to Amsterdam by train

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Koblenz to Amsterdam by train

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Ashford to Amsterdam by train

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Glasgow to Amsterdam by train

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Milan to Amsterdam by train

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Bristol to Amsterdam by train

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Edinburgh to Amsterdam by train

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Heidelberg to Amsterdam by train

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Essen to Amsterdam by train

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Ebbsfleet to Amsterdam by train

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Bern to Amsterdam by train

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Karlsruhe to Amsterdam by train

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Dresden 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.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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