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Brussels to Amsterdam Train

City or station
City or station
Two bag allowanceno weight restrictions or extra charges
1hr 49 minsto Amsterdam Centraal
From the heart of the cityto the heart of another

Brussels to Amsterdam

Getting ready to travel

You can bring two bags (up to 85cm long) and one item of hand luggage. There’s no weight restriction and no limits on liquids.

Don’t forget to bring your passport or ID. Although there’s no passport check between Belgium and the Netherlands, you’ll probably need it on your trip.

On board

If you’re travelling in Standard Premier or Business you’ll get snacks served at your seat.  There are also plug points for either continental or UK plugs at every seat.

Feeling peckish in Standard? Don’t worry, visit Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet for drinks and snacks to keep hunger at bay.

Arriving at the station

Station staff and police officers may carry out random security checks before you board the train at Brussels-Midi/Zuid. So, please arrive at least 20 minutes before departure to allow time for this.

Don’t forget to keep your ticket with you at all times. It’ll be checked on board and you’ll need to scan the barcode at the ticket gates to exit the station in the Netherlands.

Eurostar trains usually depart from platform 3 in Brussels-Midi/Zuid. On the way back, our trains usually depart from platform 15 in Amsterdam Centraal and platform 1 in Rotterdam Centraal. But do double check the departure boards in case something has changed.

Once you’ve found the right platform, use the information screens to find out the best place to wait for your coach.

Please note: Children under 16 are not allowed to travel on their own between Brussels and the Netherlands. 16 to 18 year olds can travel alone, as long as they have all the required travel documents.

London to 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.

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