Direct train from London to Amsterdam from € 40* one way

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Infants can travel for free on an adult's lap but must have their own passport.

Take the train to Amsterdam

Check-in and security at St Pancras International takes just 30-minutes so no need to hang around waiting. Remember your passport and make sure any large pieces of luggage are labelled.

The trip to Brussels takes just over two hours. At Brussels Midi/Zuid you’ll change on to a Thalys train for the remaining 1 hr 52 mins to Amsterdam Centraal Station.

Connecting at Brussels-Midi/Zuid

Once you arrive in Brussels, go down to the main hall and check the departure boards for the next train to Amsterdam.

You don’t need a booking, just find a seat in either Comfort 1 or Comfort 2, depending on your Eurostar ticket.You’ll arrive at Amsterdam Centraal Station, in the heart of the city, with easy access to trams, buses and ferries.

What’s on board?

Eurostar trains have comfy seats, lots of legroom and a table where you can enjoy a meal or catch up  on work.

You can get food and drinks from Café Métropole or, if you’re travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier, you’ll get a complimentary meal.  

Thalys trains have two classes – Comfort 1 and Comfort 2 – and there’s a bar buffet and wi-fi.

Exploring Amsterdam

Planning an Amsterdam break? It's easy to get around Amsterdam on foot, but it's far more fun on two wheels. So join the 800,000 other cyclists around town and explore some of the city's 400km of cycle paths.

What’s on in Amsterdam

April: King’s Day

July: Over het IJ festival

August: Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival)

December: Christmas market
 

Around Amsterdam

  • Head to the markets at Edam  or Alkmaar for a serious cheese fix.
  • Hike, bike, ride or swim at Zuid-Kennemerland National Park.
  • Visit the historic village of Zaanse Schans.

A taste of Amsterdam

  • Tuck into pancake-like poffertjes for a sugar fix.
  • Slather your toast with butter and chocolate hagelslagsprinkles.
  • Try bitterballen – crispy meatballs with tangy mustard.