From the Netherlands to international cities
Rotterdam - Antwerp
There are two options: you can either take a TGV from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal (32 min) or take the Dutch Railway's train from Rotterdam Blaak to Roosendaal (36 min) and then take another train to Antwerpen-Centraal (47 min).
Keep in mind that seat reservations for high-speed trains are required. We advise you to reserve in advance.
Amsterdam - Berlin
You can travel on a direct train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin (Hbf) with the Dutch Railways (NS), the route will last 6h22.
The Hague - Brussels
In order to travel from the Hague to Brussels, you only need to take a Dutch Railways (NS) train from Den Haag HS to Brussel-Noord (2h26).
Amsterdam - Warsaw
You'll have to take an InterCity train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Ostbahnhof (6h34) and then take a train from S Ostbahnhof for 9 min to S+U Lichtenberg Bhf to take finally the train to Szczecin (1h58).
Traveling to the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, seat reservation is required for the Thalys and is recommended for the ICE trains and Intercity Berlin (IC).
As for bikes, you can take yours to the train at weekend, on public holidays and in July and August, on workdays outside of rush hours. You will need to buy a Bicycle Day Ticket and folding bikes do not require this pass they can thus be carried inside the train for free.
If you're traveling without your personal bike, you can always rent a bike from train stations in large cities.
Some cities you would maybe not think to visit:
- Leiden (30 minutes from Amsterdam by train)
- Delft (one hour from Amsterdam by train)
- Maastricht (two hours twenty from Amsterdam by train)
- Utrecht (28 minutes from Amsterdam by train)