Trains to Netherlands

Reaching the Netherlands by train from the UK is easier than you might think, thanks to the Eurostar and frequent onward connections. With a simple same-station interchange at Brussels-Midi, it's possible to travel from London to most Dutch cities in less than 6 hours, sometimes much less.

Amsterdam is among the most popular destinations in Europe for reaching by train. The London to Amsterdam route was popularised by the excellent 'Any Dutch Station' fare, but sadly it's been discontinued from winter 2012. In its place is the high-speed Thalys which connects Brussels to Amsterdam and other Dutch cities. Trains to the Netherlands are fast, frequent and comfortable, and the Netherlands' location in makes it a perfect stepping stone for reaching other parts of Europe by train, thanks to a high-speed network that extends to Germany, Belgium and France.

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Trains in Netherlands


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  • Night train icon Night train
  • High-speed train icon High-speed train
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Netherlands fact file

  • Currency icon Currency: Euro
  • Timezone icon Timezone: 1+ UTC
  • Language icon Language: Dutch

Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth" as per the table below. This is why we ask you to enter the age of each child passenger when you search.

Countries Children Youths
United Kingdom 5 - 15 16 - 25
France (including Eurostar), Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain 4 - 11 12 - 25
Germany 6 - 14 15 - 25
Belgium, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Slovenia 6 - 11 12 - 25
Hungary 6 - 13 14 - 25
Austria, Denmark, Switzerland 6 - 15 16 - 25
Finland 6 - 16 17 - 25
Children younger than the age specified in the table above may travel for free if they share a seat/bed with the adult they are travelling with. By default we won't search for tickets for child passengers if they may travel for free. If you want to reserve a seat for child passengers please enter 6 as the age of the child.