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Amsterdam, capital city of the Netherlands

About Netherlands

Getting there You can get to Amsterdam from Brussels, Munich and Zurich. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 03:17 HK$316
From Frankfurt 03:47 HK$434
From Berlin 06:08 HK$443
From Brussels 01:50 HK$262
From Munich 07:50 HK$262
From Zurich 12:14 HK$262
From Prague 15:24 HK$262
From Basel 06:43 HK$262
From Cologne 02:39 HK$470
From Copenhagen 15:17 HK$623
From Stuttgart 07:21 HK$262
From Hamburg 09:32 HK$262
From Rotterdam 00:37 HK$126
From Dusseldorf 02:13 HK$605
From Dresden 08:56 HK$262
From Antwerp 01:12 HK$262
From Hanover 04:20 HK$777
From Mannheim 04:20 HK$1,003
From Karlsruhe 04:56 HK$470
From Utrecht 00:24 HK$63
From Rheine 02:39 HK$425
From Middelburg 02:45 HK$217
From Goes 02:30 HK$208
From Heerlen 02:28 HK$217
From Leeuwarden 02:15 HK$208
From Bad Bentheim 02:16 HK$370
From Maastricht 02:24 HK$217
From Vlissingen 02:52 HK$217
From Odense 13:35 HK$443
From Ulm 08:46 HK$443
From Magdeburg 06:58 HK$659
From Stendal 05:44 HK$659
From Minden 03:48 HK$659
From Augsburg 09:36 HK$262
From Osnabruck 03:07 HK$551
From Kolding 12:53 HK$262
From Bunde 03:28 HK$605
From Wolfsburg 04:55 HK$930
From Bergen Op Zoom 02:01 HK$190
From Gouda 00:52 HK$90
From Baarn 00:41 HK$54
From Lelystad 00:36 HK$81
From Delft 00:53 HK$108
From Ede Wageningen 00:54 HK$117
From Apeldoorn 00:59 HK$126
From Arnhem 00:56 HK$136
From Alkmaar 00:36 HK$63
From Hoogeveen 00:33 HK$190
From Castricum 00:26 HK$45
From Hilversum 00:20 HK$45
From Zandvoort Aan Zee 00:30 HK$45
From Leiden 00:31 HK$72
From Amersfoort 00:33 HK$72
From Heiloo 00:32 HK$54
From S Hertogenbosch 00:59 HK$126
From Zwolle 01:07 HK$154
From Heerenveen 01:57 HK$199
From Roermond 01:53 HK$190
From Oberhausen 01:51 HK$506
From Hengelo 01:57 HK$271
From Duisburg 01:58 HK$434
From Groningen 02:07 HK$217
From Haarlem 00:18 HK$36
From Assen 01:51 HK$208
From Roosendal 01:48 HK$181
From Den Helder 01:14 HK$117
From Deventer 01:10 HK$145
From Eindhoven 01:20 HK$163
From Dordrecht 01:23 HK$145
From Nijmegen 01:24 HK$154
From Meppel 01:24 HK$172
From Sittard 02:08 HK$208

Getting around From Amsterdam, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Haarlem 00:19 HK$36
To Leiden 00:35 HK$72
To Amersfoort 00:35 HK$72
To Hoogeveen 00:41 HK$190
To Utrecht 00:43 HK$63
To Hilversum 00:49 HK$45
To Castricum 00:51 HK$45
To Baarn 00:52 HK$54
To Gouda 00:54 HK$90
To Alkmaar 00:55 HK$63
To Delft 00:56 HK$108
To Ede Wageningen 00:56 HK$117
To Heiloo 00:57 HK$54
To Apeldoorn 01:01 HK$126
To Lelystad 01:05 HK$81
To Arnhem 01:07 HK$136
To Hook Of Holland 01:14 HK$235
To Deventer 01:14 HK$145
To Rotterdam 01:17 HK$126
To Den Helder 01:19 HK$117
To Eindhoven 01:21 HK$163
To Zwolle 01:25 HK$154
To Dordrecht 01:28 HK$145
To Nijmegen 01:28 HK$154
To Mechelen 01:46 HK$325
To Assen 01:54 HK$208
To Oberhausen 01:54 HK$506
To Hengelo 01:55 HK$271
To Roermond 01:55 HK$190
To Heerenveen 01:56 HK$199
To Roosendal 01:57 HK$181
To Weert 01:58 HK$181
To Duisburg 02:02 HK$352
To Bergen Op Zoom 02:03 HK$190
To S Hertogenbosch 02:08 HK$126
To Breda 02:13 HK$172
To Groningen 02:16 HK$217
To Dusseldorf 02:16 HK$605
To Oss 02:17 HK$145
To Leeuwarden 02:19 HK$208
To Sittard 02:26 HK$208
To Maastricht 02:29 HK$217
To Goes 02:33 HK$208
To Gelsenkirchen 02:39 HK$623
To Middelburg 02:48 HK$217
To Vlissingen 02:56 HK$217
To Heerlen 02:57 HK$217
To Osnabruck 03:05 HK$551
To Kerkrade Centrum 03:09 HK$217
To Leuven 03:09 HK$325
To Rheine 03:11 HK$379
To Brugge 03:25 HK$325
To Ghent 03:26 HK$325
To Cologne 03:38 HK$479
To Minden 03:49 HK$659
To Brussels 04:10 HK$262
To Bunde 04:10 HK$605
To Antwerp 04:13 HK$235
To Monchengladbach 04:30
To Munster Westf Hb 04:54 HK$325
To Liege 05:14 HK$280
To Paris 05:41 HK$316
To Dortmund 06:05 HK$443
To Luxembourg 06:22 HK$750
To Valence 06:27 HK$1,780
To Freiburg 06:35 HK$1,789
To Hanover 06:43 HK$777
To Heidelberg 07:00 HK$1,048
To Venlo 07:09
To Aix En Provence Tgv 07:13 HK$2,873
To Stuttgart 08:12 HK$262
To Mannheim 08:53 HK$1,003
To Hamburg 08:55 HK$262
To Stendal 08:57 HK$506
To Ulm 09:11 HK$623
To Berlin 09:22 HK$443
To Mainz 09:22 HK$930
To Marseille 09:28 HK$930
To Augsburg 10:02 HK$262
To Basel 10:24 HK$262
To Munich 10:39 HK$262
To Frankfurt 10:40 HK$352
To Wolfsburg 10:58 HK$190
To Zurich 11:34 HK$443
To Dresden 11:58 HK$443
To Offenburg 12:27 HK$262
To Moutiers 12:39 HK$1,825
To Bourg St Maurice 13:22 HK$1,518
To Kolding 13:36 HK$262
To Odense 14:19 HK$443
To Prague 14:26 HK$443
To Vienna 15:24 HK$1,165
To Milan 15:42 HK$1,536
To Copenhagen 15:53 HK$443

While you're there

Amsterdam, capital city of the Netherlands

Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, is located in the province of North Holland. The city got its name from a dam in the river Amstel and was a small fishing village at its creation. Nowadays Amsterdam is a busy seaport and one of the top European financial centres as well as a major cultural hub. The canals, world-famous museums and historical sights makes Amsterdam one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. It has all the advantages of a big city: culture, nightlife, restaurants with international cuisine, good transport system. However, the city has also a quiet and relaxed atmosphere largely thanks to its extensive canals, low road traffic, small green parks and flower fields. In Amsterdam, places of interest are never far away, get a bike or hop on a tram for an authentic local experience. Amsterdam can be reached easily by train from other European capitals - Paris, London or Brussels.

Any visitor coming to Amsterdam by Thalys will step off at the Amsterdam Centraal Station. Head to the nearby Oude Zijde (old side) quarter. Its streets are packed with historic buildings and most notably the Oude Kerk, which is the oldest church in Amsterdam. This beautiful Gothic Basilica is now in the heart of the Red Light District! Afterwards, walk along the canal to reach Damstraat (Dam Street) which will lead you to the Dam Square.

Found in the very heart of the city, the square marks the place where the 13th century dam on the Amstel River was located. From boutiques and restaurants to monuments and museum, the square is encircled by several attractions. With more than 150 canals, a canal cruise in Amsterdam is not to be missed. Why not seize the opportunity to have lunch during a pancake cruise. After lunch, take the tram from the Dam Square to reach the Van Gogh Museum, which houses more than 200 paintings, letters and other personal stuff of the artist. As the evening is gently approaching, walk to the Vondelpark to let the steam off.

Don’t miss a detour to a Bruin Café for a taste of authentic Amsterdam flavour and Dutch culture. These local institutions with a laid-back atmosphere are a quintessential part of Amsterdam’s culture. They serve local beers, tea, coffee as well as the Jenever, a Dutch spirit alongside with meals. Hapjes (snacks) such as Bitterballen (deep-fried balls) are usually offered. Taste local cheese like the Edam and Gouda.

If you are looking for a shopping experience, you can either go to the De Bijenkorf, Amsterdam’s best-known department store or to Damrak, an effervescent shopping street.

Amsterdam Tourist Office
Stationsplein 10, 1012 AB Amsterdam, Nederland
Tel: +31 20 201 8800
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Amsterdam can be found.

While trains are the convenient way to travel in Europe, planes are essential for bringing you from overseas. Major European cities are annexed to airports hubs, while important cities or towns are served by regional airports. Amsterdam is annexed to Netherlands.

Amsterdam railway station(s)

Amsterdam Centraal Train Station

Amsterdam Centraal Train Station

Address: Stationsplein 15 1012 AB Amsterdam

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 10pm
Saturday: 9am to 10pm
Sunday: 9am to 12am

Trains operating in and from this station:
International trains (Eurostar, Thalys, ICE), High speed trains, Intercity, CityNightLine, Regional trains
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Amsterdam Schiphol Train Station

Amsterdam Schiphol Train Station

Address: Evert v/d Beekstraat 202 1118 CP Schiphol

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9am to 10pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Regional trains
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Nearest airport

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Address: Evert v/d Beekstraat 202 1118 CP Schiphol

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is located 17 km southwest of the Dutch capital. It is the fourth largest airport in Europe, with over 100 airlines flying to over 200 destinations. There are train connections to major cities: NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen – Dutch Railways) and NS high speed operate intercity and high-speed train (HST) from the Schiphol Station to travel across the Netherlands and through Europe with Thalys for France or ICE International for Germany. Within less than 4 hours, departing from The Schiphol station, you can discover the major cities and touristic destinations across The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Leiden) and Europe (such as Brussels, Paris or Berlin).

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Amsterdam Zuid Wt

Address: Ringweg Zuid 1077 ZuiderAmstel


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Customer reviews

  • "Bremen to Osnabrueck"    
    Travel was comfortable but few things could have made my travel more comfortable - 1. Position of coach could be informed much better since we had to ask a few people where the coach will be coming 2. For people travelling with bags, there is no place to keep the heavy bags. Lighter bags can be kept at the overhead places but not the heavy ones. Suggest to provide a place for heavy bags  
  • "Comfortable journey"    
    I had a very comfortable journey.  
  • "Holibday"    
    I enjoyed the trip although I had to change the train in Brucells due to a mechanical failure and the train got 45 mts delayed to arrive in Amsterdam  
  • "EXCELLENT"    
  • "very comfortable journey"    
    the journey was very comfortable and on time. the only problem faced was that there was no facility to print my ticket at the station counter. so would request to have a print out facility for the ticket at the station as well. thanks  
  • "Trip from Paris to Amsterdam"    
    The feet space is very narrow and if someone sitting infront of you with longer legs you don't have any space to move. But all in all it was a satisfied trip.  
  • "Short trip"    
    Just a short trip which was hassle free.  
  • "Lekker train ride."    
    Thank you so much for an really enjoyable adventure. Seeing that this was our first time traveling by train in Europa it was a great experience. Traveling by City Night Line gave us time to relax and sleep well. Much better than flying.  
  • "nice journey"    
    nice journey  
  • "Trip to Belgium"    
    We had never taken the Thalys train before. I would absolutely do it again. It was clean and comfortable. The service was excellent. The train is quiet and smooth. We had a great time.  
  • "First Class"    
    Wonderful trip, large windows, roomy seats and a wonderful continental breakfast served. The only way to travel through Europe.  
  • "Great service"    
    Very clean and tidy train and the comfort was good. Will be travelling again soon :)  
  • "comfort better that flight "    
    Travelling by train is better comfortable than flight, but station is some what really cramped and not upto the mark.  
  • "September Trip"    
    Very comfortable trip. Internet was so slow is wasn't usable but other than that, very nice. Maps with stops on the train and in the station would have been nice.  
  • "Thaly’s experience"    
    The travel was extremely comfortable. The staff was courteous and refreshments were superb. The trip was Excellent  
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