Amsterdam, capital city of the Netherlands
|From Bad Bentheim||02:16||$66|
|From Bergen Op Zoom||02:01||$34|
|From Ede Wageningen||00:54||$21|
|From Zandvoort Aan Zee||00:30||$8|
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|To Den Helder||01:19||$21|
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Amsterdam, capital city of the Netherlands
Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, is located in the province of North Holland. The city got its name from a dam in the river Amstel and was a small fishing village at its creation. Nowadays Amsterdam is a busy seaport and one of the top European financial centres as well as a major cultural hub. The canals, world-famous museums and historical sights makes Amsterdam one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. It has all the advantages of a big city: culture, nightlife, restaurants with international cuisine, good transport system. However, the city has also a quiet and relaxed atmosphere largely thanks to its extensive canals, low road traffic, small green parks and flower fields. In Amsterdam, places of interest are never far away, get a bike or hop on a tram for an authentic local experience. Amsterdam can be reached easily by train from other European capitals - Paris, London or Brussels.
Any visitor coming to Amsterdam by Thalys will step off at the Amsterdam Centraal Station. Head to the nearby Oude Zijde (old side) quarter. Its streets are packed with historic buildings and most notably the Oude Kerk, which is the oldest church in Amsterdam. This beautiful Gothic Basilica is now in the heart of the Red Light District! Afterwards, walk along the canal to reach Damstraat (Dam Street) which will lead you to the Dam Square.
Found in the very heart of the city, the square marks the place where the 13th century dam on the Amstel River was located. From boutiques and restaurants to monuments and museum, the square is encircled by several attractions. With more than 150 canals, a canal cruise in Amsterdam is not to be missed. Why not seize the opportunity to have lunch during a pancake cruise. After lunch, take the tram from the Dam Square to reach the Van Gogh Museum, which houses more than 200 paintings, letters and other personal stuff of the artist. As the evening is gently approaching, walk to the Vondelpark to let the steam off.
Don’t miss a detour to a Bruin Café for a taste of authentic Amsterdam flavour and Dutch culture. These local institutions with a laid-back atmosphere are a quintessential part of Amsterdam’s culture. They serve local beers, tea, coffee as well as the Jenever, a Dutch spirit alongside with meals. Hapjes (snacks) such as Bitterballen (deep-fried balls) are usually offered. Taste local cheese like the Edam and Gouda.
If you are looking for a shopping experience, you can either go to the De Bijenkorf, Amsterdam’s best-known department store or to Damrak, an effervescent shopping street.
Amsterdam Tourist Office
Stationsplein 10, 1012 AB Amsterdam, Nederland
Tel: +31 20 201 8800
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Amsterdam can be found.
While trains are the convenient way to travel in Europe, planes are essential for bringing you from overseas. Major European cities are annexed to airports hubs, while important cities or towns are served by regional airports. Amsterdam is annexed to Netherlands.
Amsterdam railway station(s)
Amsterdam Centraal Train Station
Address: Stationsplein 15 1012 AB AmsterdamOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 10pm
Saturday: 9am to 10pm
Sunday: 9am to 12am Trains operating in and from this station:
International trains (Eurostar, Thalys, ICE), High speed trains, Intercity, CityNightLine, Regional trains
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Amsterdam Schiphol Train Station
Address: Evert v/d Beekstraat 202 1118 CP SchipholOpening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9am to 10pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Regional trains
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Address: Evert v/d Beekstraat 202 1118 CP SchipholAmsterdam Schiphol Airport is located 17 km southwest of the Dutch capital. It is the fourth largest airport in Europe, with over 100 airlines flying to over 200 destinations. There are train connections to major cities: NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen – Dutch Railways) and NS high speed operate intercity and high-speed train (HST) from the Schiphol Station to travel across the Netherlands and through Europe with Thalys for France or ICE International for Germany. Within less than 4 hours, departing from The Schiphol station, you can discover the major cities and touristic destinations across The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Leiden) and Europe (such as Brussels, Paris or Berlin).
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Main cities in Netherlands
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- "Bremen to Osnabrueck" Nath Parameswaran v. 14/11/2015
Travel was comfortable but few things could have made my travel more comfortable - 1. Position of coach could be informed much better since we had to ask a few people where the coach will be coming 2. For people travelling with bags, there is no place to keep the heavy bags. Lighter bags can be kept at the overhead places but not the heavy ones. Suggest to provide a place for heavy bags
- "Comfortable journey" Alok Bhal d. 12/11/2015
I had a very comfortable journey.
- "Holibday" Anil d. 11/11/2015
I enjoyed the trip although I had to change the train in Brucells due to a mechanical failure and the train got 45 mts delayed to arrive in Amsterdam
- "EXCELLENT" Jacobus s. 08/11/2015
FRIENDLY STAFF AND COMFORTABLE!!
- "very comfortable journey" . 30/10/2015
the journey was very comfortable and on time. the only problem faced was that there was no facility to print my ticket at the station counter. so would request to have a print out facility for the ticket at the station as well. thanks
- "Trip from Paris to Amsterdam" Amanda b. 16/10/2015
The feet space is very narrow and if someone sitting infront of you with longer legs you don't have any space to move. But all in all it was a satisfied trip.
- "Short trip" Bruce g. 15/10/2015
Just a short trip which was hassle free.
- "Lekker train ride." Marius Johan s. 13/10/2015
Thank you so much for an really enjoyable adventure. Seeing that this was our first time traveling by train in Europa it was a great experience. Traveling by City Night Line gave us time to relax and sleep well. Much better than flying.
- "nice journey" . 12/10/2015
- "Trip to Belgium" Richard g. 10/10/2015
We had never taken the Thalys train before. I would absolutely do it again. It was clean and comfortable. The service was excellent. The train is quiet and smooth. We had a great time.
- "First Class" Tracy z. 09/10/2015
Wonderful trip, large windows, roomy seats and a wonderful continental breakfast served. The only way to travel through Europe.
- "Great service" Gaurav n. 28/09/2015
Very clean and tidy train and the comfort was good. Will be travelling again soon :)
- "comfort better that flight " Muhammed r. 23/09/2015
Travelling by train is better comfortable than flight, but station is some what really cramped and not upto the mark.
- "September Trip" Vincent m. 20/09/2015
Very comfortable trip. Internet was so slow is wasn't usable but other than that, very nice. Maps with stops on the train and in the station would have been nice.
- "Thaly’s experience" . 20/09/2015
The travel was extremely comfortable. The staff was courteous and refreshments were superb. The trip was Excellent