We found the train to be a very convenient way into the city. During both of my visits, we drove to Utrecht, parked the car and took the train the last 39 km. Back in 1999 it cost 19.75 Netherlands Guilder. Today this 30 minute ride costs 6.10 Euro for full-fare second class and only 3.70 Euro for reduced fare second class.
Due to its central location in the nation, Utrecht is the rail hub for the entire country.
Using the train to get to other cities and places like Keukenhof is an absolute delight in the Netherlands. It is nice and clean and the best part is watching the people on the trains. So many different nationalities.
Anglia Railways do good deals to Amsterdam. Last August we paid fifty quid per person return ticket. This included the train from Norwich Station to Harwich, the ferry across to the Hook of Holland, and the Express train to Amsterdam Central Station. For the same price you could also have gone from Cambridge or Ipswich.
You can walk or take the many trams available (highly recommended), buses or the metro (subway). In the rare instances when you do get lost, just head straight to the nearest bus or tram stop. They have great maps of Amsterdam posted up to help you find your way back.
Amsterdam can easily be reached by train from many European cities. In fact, we traveled from Paris to Amsterdam in just a few hours. The trains are clean and comfortable, and first class is actually affordable. Non-Europeans can purchase discount Eurail tickets online or from a travel agency back home.
We took a train to Amsterdam from Bacharach (Germany) which took around six hours. Then we headed out to Hoorn (a town above Amsterdam) via train which took around an hour.
From Amsterdam we went to Brussels which took around three hours.
The trains were fairly good but sometimes ran a little late... The timetables were easy to work out though.
It is quite easy to get to Amsterdam by train.
I went from Leiden Centraal (train station) and it seemed that every ten minutes or so there was a train to Amsterdam.
In the city it's good to walk around and see the "neighbourhood". Or get yourself a "strippenkaart" and use the trams.
that must be by train! Parking space is a rare thing in Amsterdam!If you want to know more, go to Access to Amsterdam without aggro .
You can walk, go on a boat trip or jump on a tram. Either way you get from one point to another :-)!There's a museumboat that takes you to the most beautiful spots and off course to some musea, it does not cost much and it is great fun!Animated gif from this site: http://www.bmz.amsterdam.nl/.
The Netherlands are a small country and you can get everywhere really quick. (If the trains aren't on strike as they were when I went there!!!). In one hour there are several trains that connect Amsterdam with places like The Hague, Rotterdam or Utrecht.
In the first picture you can see the train station of Amsterdam. The train is a very good way of transportation to the major cities in the Netherlands. The big advantage is that you arrive in the center of a city, without worrying about finding a parking spot for the car and of course, no traffic jams!!! Do count on delays though, and over crowded trains during rush hour.
In my opinion the train is not very cheap here, but an easy way to travel to the center of a major city.
You can find all information about the trains on this website of the NS (dutch rail) :
If you are staying outside Amsterdam, the best way to get to Amsterdam is by means of train, as they have a very efficient train services. The train ticket is not very expensive. Besides, it is hard to find a parking space in Amsterdam and it is very costly to park in this city, too unless you are not planning to hang around the area for too long.
Fly in if you are coming from outside mainland Europe or the UK. Flights are dirt cheap from the UK but don't use EasyJet (See my Europe page for why!) Alternativly, Stenaline run a train and ferry service from London to Amsterdam for just £49 return. A friend and his girlfriend are coming over from Cheltenham for just £99 return to Amsterdam for them both, but that is with a local coach company. If you are travelling from local mainland Europe (Germany, France, Benelux), the train is probably your best bet (Centraal Station shown).
You can hire bikes (MacBike: Marnixstraat 220
(020) 626 69 64 / Mr. Visserplein 2
(020) 620 09 85) or bring your own on the train. Walking is also good as the centre is not too big. If you need to travel medium to long distance around Amsterdam then trams are the best option. You can generally rely on public transport in The Netherlands.
Trains are the best way to get in and out of Amsterdam if coming from nearby European countries.
Buy a strippen kaart, which is a pass for the trams that go throughout town--you can easily get 10-12 rides out of this for a fraction of the cost of paying each time--they are available at the train station. Biking and walking are also good ways of getting around.
If you dont come by car to Amsterdam then is the train a good way. There are serveral stations in Amsterdam where you can get out, so make sure where you wanna go.
The website will help you !
to plan ur trip or to find other info about traveling in Holland see the url.
Trains are comfortable but not always on time, prices are a bit expnsive i think.