Travel from Brussels to Amsterdam by Train
27 Feb 2018 20:30
For years, Amsterdam has been one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Want to know what all the fuss is about? Luckily, Amsterdam can easily be reached by train. Are you travelling from Brussels? You’re in luck! No less than 30 trains depart every day from Brussels to Amsterdam. Not only will you arrive in the capital of the Netherlands in just a few hours, travelling by train is also very budget friendly.
Travel to Amsterdam with the Intercity Train
Almost every hour, an intercity train leaves for Amsterdam. You can buy a ticket via NS International (Dutch Railways) or B-Europe (Belgian Railways). These tickets allow you to travel flexibly. You have to determine beforehand on what day you’re travelling, but you are free to choose which train you take that day. Did you sleep through your alarm? No problem! You can take a later train than you initially planned. On the way, the intercity train also stops in Antwerp and Rotterdam. The journey from Brussels to Amsterdam will take approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes.
Travel to Amsterdam with the Thalys
Are you in a hurry? The Thalys takes you from Brussels to Amsterdam in merely 1 hour and 51 minutes. Making a reservation beforehand is mandatory. Train tickets start at €29, but they become more expensive as the date of departure approaches. Thus, make sure to make a reservation as early as possible if you’re on a tight budget! You can buy a ticket for the Thalys via NS International and via Thalys.
Travelling to Amsterdam on a Budget
With our tips and tricks you can save a considerable amount of money on the train tickets. That way, you’ll have more to spend during your stay in Amsterdam!
- As stated before, you can get an intercity train ticket via NS International. However, international train tickets are often more expensive than national ones. Therefore, it might be cheaper to buy your train ticket in two parts. Try buying a ticket from Brussels to Roosendaal via B-Europe and a ticket from Roosendaal to Amsterdam via NS (Dutch Railways). Unfortunately, this option will be less attractive from the 9th of April onwards as there will be no more fast trains travelling via Roosendale from that date onwards.
- Are you only staying for one day? Opt for a Superdagretour! This ticket is approximately 30% cheaper than a normal ticket. For those staying a weekend, the Weekendretour may be an interesting option. You can find these tickets at the website of the train operator.