4 months in advance
There are 2 options for travelling to Amsterdam. Whichever choice you make, Thalys and InterCity will get you right to the heart of Amsterdam from Brussels (Midi/Zuid), the main station in the Brussels area.
The 14 daily Thalys trains provide a direct service in just 1 hour 50 minutes.
The 16 daily trains operated by InterCity get you to Amsterdam in a little over 3 hours, and offer you more flexibility: you can board the train of your choice and get on and off wherever you want along the line (13 stops), without requiring a seat reservation.
Upon your arrival at Amsterdam Central station (located in the very centre of the city), the wide array of different public transport lines on offer (underground, tram, bus or even train) means you can start your visit to the city with ease, or continue your journey on to other towns and cities. If you are feeling particularly active, you can take advantage of the central location of the station to get your trip to Amsterdam off to a good start using the most popular method of transport, the bike!