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The train station Amsterdam South at the financial center Zuidas
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Arrival by train

Amsterdam is easily and directly accessible by train from all over Europe. From London, Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Antwerp, Prague and Dresden, Eurostar (formerly Thalys), ICE International and European Sleeper trains run directly to the heart of the city.

Amsterdam by train

If arriving in Amsterdam by train, your journey will likely terminate at Amsterdam Central Station. From there, it is simple to complete your journey by public transport or taxi.

If you are travelling from another station in the Netherlands (for example Utrecht or Rotterdam), it's possible that you can choose another Amsterdam train station nearer your destination.

Travelling around Amsterdam by train is simple and quick. The city has nine train stations, divided across Amsterdam's various city districts.

Amsterdam Centre

  • Amsterdam Central Station: 10 minutes walking distance from the Dam and Nieuwmarkt.
  • Behind Central Station: Take the free ferries to Amsterdam Noord (Amsterdam North).

Amsterdam-Oost (Amsterdam East) and Watergraafsmeer

  • Amsterdam Muiderpoort Station: get off here for Amsterdam-Oost (Amsterdam East) and the Dappermarkt.
  • Amsterdam Amstel Station: this station is located next to the Rembrandttoren. The Amstel river is a 10-minute walk away.

Amsterdam-West (Amsterdam West)

  • Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station: 5 minutes by tram/bus to the Bos en Lommer and Baarsjes district.
  • Amsterdam Lelylaan Station: get off here for Amsterdam West and Slotervaart/Overtoomse Veld districts.

Amsterdam-Zuid (Amsterdam South)

  • Amsterdam RAI Station: get off here for the RAI Convention Centre and the Rivierenbuurt.
  • Amsterdam Zuid Station: get off here for the Zuidas, World Trade Center and Buitenveldert.

Amsterdam Zuidoost (Amsterdam Southeast)

  • Duivendrecht Station: get off here for the north entrance to Johan Cruijff ArenA.
  • Amsterdam Bijlmer Station: get off here for the south entrance to Johan Cruijff ArenA, AFAS Live, Ziggo Dome, Pathé Arena, Woonmall Villa Arena and Amsterdamse Poort shopping centre.

Useful links

Learn more about tickets and travel

Public Transport Travel Information: 0900 9292 (€ 0.70 per minute).

NS website (national railway)