The best train trips from Amsterdam to great destinations in Europe

Do you want to make the most our of your trip to Amsterdam and explore more destinations in Europe? Then quickly check out these tips for the nicest cities in Europe where you can simply travel by train from Amsterdam. Also nice: for most of these destinations the train journey is also direct!

And did you notice that more and more night trains are departing from Amsterdam? This way you don’t lose valuable time for the further destinations to discover the city during the day. My favorite destinations to travel by train are without a doubt Antwerp, Paris and London. To inspire you to take the train more often and travel greener, I share the best destinations in Europe for a city trip by train in this new guide. Have fun making plans!

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Yourlbb’s favourite train trips from amsterdam to the best cities in europe



Antwerp from € 21,-

What about a day trip to Antwerp? Go by train! Check the direct connections here.

Planning a weekend or night in Antwerp? In no time in the heart of Antwerp by direct train from, for example: Rotterdam, The Hague or Amsterdam. You can also book tickets with NS International to Antwerp Central from any other station in the Netherlands. View the route and options from your place of residence here >>

Before you leave, also check the Antwerp Guide on Your Little Black Book!


London return from € 91,-

Travel in 4 hours and 13 minutes and without changing trains with the Eurostar from Amsterdam to London.

And from Rotterdam you can even be at London St. Pancras station in 3 hours and 41 minutes. Good to know: the earlier you book, the lower the price for train tickets to London.

Before you leave, also check the London Guide on Your Little Black Book!


Paris from € 35,-

Much more relaxed than flying! With the Thalys to Paris and get off at Gare du Nord.

From Amsterdam you can reach Paris by train within 3 hours and 14 minutes without changing trains. Good to know: you can also take the Thalys to Paris at Schiphol and in Rotterdam without changing trains.

When we go to Paris, we always take the train. Greener and much more comfortable than the plane! Before you leave, also check the Paris Guide on Your Little Black Book.


Lille / Rijsel from € 48,-

Lille in northern France is perfect to reach by train and great for a city trip.

Just over the border with Belgium, but you are really in France here. You travel by Intercity or Thalys to Brussels and then transfer to the TGV to Lille. From Amsterdam there is already a connection from 3 hours and 35 minutes! View all connections here >>

Before you leave, also check the Lille Guide on Your Little Black Book!


More European destinations by train

There are many more great destinations that you can reach by train from Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands in no time. For example, consider a city trip by train to: