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How to get to Amsterdam by train

Routes1,050
Trips per day33,373
train lines5
Stations9
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The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is one of Europe's most eclectic cities with so much to explore. As a hub of culture, history, and architecture, as well as sex, drugs, and all things rock and roll, no amount of time in this vibrant city will ever be enough. Of course, this makes it one of the best cities to visit after graduation.

To learn about one of the most significant parts of modern history, visit the Anne Frank House, a humbling testament to this remarkable girl's unwavering optimism and resilience during the horrors of World War II. The Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are also well worth a visit to discover artworks by Dutch masters.

For a look into contemporary life in Amsterdam, visit De Negen Straatjes (The Nine Streets), a micro-neighborhood brimming with independent shops, artisan food eateries, and cozy cafes where you can experience an authentic Dutch Coffeeshop. Taking an iconic canal tour is another must, allowing you to experience the city while relaxing on the water. Since Amsterdam is known for its cycling culture, bring your bike or rent one during your stay to get around the city as the locals do.

Travel to Amsterdam is easy, with its connections to the rest of Europe via a vast network of motorways, utilized by FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus services. Amsterdam’s many connections are why it’s the starting point for our budget tour of the Netherlands. Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is also a major international travel hub, and the Central Station is one of the largest rail terminals in Europe.

What train companies travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Located in Netherlands, Amsterdam is accessible by train from 1050 other cities. You can choose from 33373 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Amsterdam on Wanderu. Deutsche Bahn usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Amsterdam are also available..

Train companies serving Amsterdam

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company10417h 7m€65.64
Deutsche Bahn9806h 54m€73.61
DB Intercity-Express2825h 21m€83.86
DB Intercity1545h 19m€51.05
Non-federally owned railway company264h 33m€48.55

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Amsterdam?

€18.33 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Amsterdam, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Amsterdam. In the last month, trains from Emsdetten to Amsterdam had the lowest average price at €18.55. The train from Essen to Amsterdam also tends to start at relatively low prices.

Where is the train station in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The busiest train station in Amsterdam is Amsterdam Centraal. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Amsterdam are:

  • Amsterdam Centraal
  • Amsterdam Lelylaan
  • Amsterdam Sloterdijk

What is the closest airport to Amsterdam, NH?

The closest airport to Amsterdam is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), it is located 7 miles from the city center of Amsterdam.

Is Amsterdam a popular train travel destination?

Amsterdam ranks number 34 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 260 in Netherlands. Amsterdam has the most train connections in the region. There are 116 train schedules arriving in Amsterdam each day.

What is the population of Amsterdam?

The population of Amsterdam is 741636. Amsterdam ranks number 11 in terms of population in North Holland and number 60 in all of Netherlands.

How much do train tickets to Amsterdam cost?

Train tickets to Amsterdam range from for a short trip to Amsterdam, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Amsterdam starts at , and a longer trip by train to Amsterdam can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €18 .

What train station is located closest to the city center of Amsterdam?

The closest train station to the city center of Amsterdam is Amsterdam Centraal, located just 0.6 miles away. Select Amsterdam Centraal as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Amsterdam. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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