Let’s start with a few advantages of traveling by train in comparison to flying:
- You stop right in the heart of Amsterdam by train. By metro and tram, you can easily move around the city. In less than five minutes from Amsterdam Central you can be at Volkshotel. Metro stop Wibautstraat stops literally in front of our door.
- No need to check in four hours in advance to take the train. For the real thrillseekers, you can just arrive 10 minutes in advance. And at no extra costs, you can take quite a bit of luggage.
- During your train trip, you can easily check out our cultural programme or listen to our self-curated Spotify playlists. Just via your mobile network or WiFi in the train. No flight mode on and mobile devices off. On the train, you’ll have plenty of time to plan your weekend in Amsterdam.
- Can’t stand it any longer in your seat? Then stretch your legs. No ‘please leave your seatbelts on’. Plenty of room to move.
- A flight burdens the environment no less than 7 to 11 times as much as the same trip by train. The difference is greatest at a short distance (less than 700 kilometers). Need we say more?
PARIS – AMSTERDAM
Bonne journée mes amis! A good old friend when it comes to a fast, direct connection between Paris and Amsterdam: The Thalys. In 3 hours and 20 minutes you can be at Amsterdam Central Station from Gare Du Nord. Train tickets start from 35 euros (one way). There are also good connections from Lille, Marseille, Nantes and Lyon to Amsterdam.
LONDON – AMSTERDAM
Good day my dear! Since 2020 it has finally been possible to travel from London to Amsterdam by train. With Eurostar you will be at Amsterdam Central Station in 3 hours and 52 minutes. Train tickets start from 47 euro (one way).
BERLIN – AMSTERDAM
Guten Tag Liebe Leute! Deutsche Bahn trains take you from Berlin directly to Amsterdam. The traveling time is 6 hours and 4 minutes. There are about 25 trains a day to Amsterdam and the ticket price starts at 29.90 euros. Traveling from Köln, Dusseldorf, Munchen or Hamburg to Amsterdam? Then there’s also many train travelling options. Check the website of Deutsche Bahn.
BRUSSEL – ANTWERPEN – AMSTERDAM
Hallo fijne buren / Bonjour bon voisin! Perhaps the car is tempting to get to Amsterdam from Belgium, but Eurostar and Thalys will get you there in 1 hour and 30 minutes. No parking fees, no petrol, and much more sustainable. 14 Thalys trains and 2 Eurostar trains run to Amsterdam every day. You can also easily get to Amsterdam from Gent, Mechelen and Leuven.
VIENNA – AMSTERDAM
It is now possible to travel from Vienna to Amsterdam with a direct connection. The train, with 700 sleeping places, stops beforehand in Utrecht, Breda, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Arnhem.
To conclude, a few tips and tricks on how to get the cheapest train tickets:
- Book your tickets six months (Eurostar) or four months (Thalys) before the date of travel. This way you get the most affordable price for a ticket.
- Book your tickets in advance, last minute travel by train is not the most advantageous.
- Mid-week tickets are cheaper than weekend tickets, as fewer people generally travel from Monday to Friday compared to weekends.
Booked your train ticket already? Good job! Then just reserve your hotel room here and you’re good to go!