Netherlands by train
How to travel in the Netherlands by train: information, connections, blog and travel reports. Help in our forum to buy train tickets.
To travel by train from the Netherlands to Austria, you have to cross Germany. In Germany you have to change trains. For comfortable travel have a look at the night trains from Düsseldorf (Germany) to Austria.
Saver price train tickets available via the given booking links.
Buy your tickets directly from Dutch Railways (NS) or Belgian Railways (Beurope) using our booking links. There you also get your Thalys tickets.
The fastest connections are Thalys trains from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to Antwerpen and Brussels. A cheaper but slightly slower alternative is the hourly IC Brussels service from Amsterdam via Den Haag - Rotterdam - Antwerpen to Brussels.
You will also find regional trains from Roosendaal to Antwerpen and from Maastricht to Liège.
Netherlands Czech Republic
To travel by train from the Netherlands to the Czech Republic, you have two main routes.
One by ICE train from the Netherlands to Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and on to Nuremberg. There you continue by Deutsche Bahn InterCity Bus to the Czech Republic.
Or by direct IC train from the Netherlands to Berlin (Germany). And from Berlin to the Czech Republic.
For both routes you can buy a special safer price ticket of German railways Deutsche Bahn via the given booking link.
To buy train tickets from the Netherlands to Germany, compare the booking links we give. Prices are usually the same, but sometimes vary slightly.
Depending on where you start in the Netherlands (and where you want to travel to in Germany), you can either use the route from Amsterdam via Utrecht to Cologne and Frankfurt direct by ICE train Or from Amsterdam by direct IC train right to the East to Berlin.
The Europe Special price of Deutsche Bahn is available from EUR 39. As earlier you book, as cheaper the prices are.
Travelling by train from the Netherlands to France is easy. Depending on your route, the fastest option is to include the THALYS high-speed-train from the Netherlands to Lille and Paris (France). From these cities you have good connections to further places in France.
As earlier you book the Thalys, as cheaper the prices are.
It might be the case that you first have to buy a ticket for the Thalys and then a second one to travel inside France.
Netherlands United Kingdom
To travel by train from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom you have interesting options. The main route by train is by IC or Thalys train to Brussels, where you change to the direct Eurostar train to London.
If you want it cheaper, have a look at bus connections from the Netherlands to London.
And finally the Rail&Sail tickets from Stenaline on the route the Netherlands to London (ferry Hoek van Holland to Harwich / Dutchflyer) are a good deal - you can even travel overnight (read our blog).