Thalys, also known as the red train connects Brussels and the Benelux with destinations in France, Germany and the Netherlands at speeds of up to 300 km/hr. In 2009 Thalys launched a new section of high-speed line, cutting journey times. Today (...)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 12am to 11:59pm Saturday and Sunday: 12am to 11:59pm Trains operating in and from this station: Intercity trains, Thalys, ICE and Eurostar Services: Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Opening 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 Services: 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.
Travelling at high speed between France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany are the red Thalys trains. The distinctive modern trains are fast and comfortable offering internet access, refreshments and spacious cabins to relax and enjoy the journey. There are two levels of service on-board for passengers to choose from and both offer a superb way to travel the two hours between Brussels and Amsterdam.
Brussels Midi/Zuid station is just five minutes from the centre of this important European city. There are easy connections to other Thalys routes and international trains, the airport and public transport. Amsterdam Centraal is on the banks of the river Amstel and faces the city centre with the central square just a ten minute walk away. There are ferries, trams, buses, bikes and taxis all within a few steps of the station exit. Trains leave regularly for Schiphol Airport too.
Between Brussels and Amsterdam a point to point ticket is a good option but for travellers who want to explore further afield throughout The Netherlands and beyond, there are other rail passes available including a Eurail Select pass for travel in five bordering countries or regional passes like the Eurail Benelux-France pass.
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Amsterdam is a city with many faces and visitors will enjoy exploring the pretty canals by boat or bike, stopping for coffee in friendly cafes or browsing boutique shops. The city has a fantastic host of museums on offer from the Rijksmuseum to the Van Gogh Museum or the house of Anne Frank. The River IJ is great to explore, taking a ferry to the north, the arty neighbourhoods and Film Museum.
From Amsterdam, why not explore the rest of the country by train - Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht? Or take the Thalys to Germany and see Berlin’s museums, or Belgium for Brussels and beer?