NS International is an operator that helps travellers by offering them the means to travel abroad using the train. With NS international, you can travel to more than 3,300 locations around Europe.
By booking your tickets online, getting a place on the train is incredibly easy. This article focuses on travelling using NS International.
Travelling by train with NS International
You can easily reserve a rail ticket online without visiting the train station. This does not incur booking costs.
When you travel by train, it is worth remembering that you will enjoy plenty of space and comfortable seats. This is ideal, particularly on long journeys.
Yet should you need or want to, you always have the option of getting up and walking up and down the train’s aisles to stretch your legs. That’s comfort is one of the benefits of rail travel.
Trains from any Dutch train station
A number of train services connect the stations in the Netherlands with destinations elsewhere in Europe. You have the Thalys, TGV, ICE international and Eurostar trains for high-speed, inter-city services.
The Thalys service connects Amsterdam with Brussels and Paris. Thalys trains also run between Rotterdam and Paris at speeds of up to 300 kilometres an hour (186 miles per hour).
Eurostar trains also reach a maximum speed of 300 kilometres per hour while travelling from Amsterdam to London or Rotterdam to London.
Similarly, the TGV is a high-speed train that travels from Brussels to Lyon and Marseille at 300 kilometres per hour.
Routes to Bordeaux and Perpignan present ways of exploring the Netherlands and France in a single European trip.
Meanwhile, ICE International trains provide a comfortable way of travelling on the route from Amsterdam to Frankfurt and Cologne.
Night trains in Europe
Day and night trains mean you can choose a time to travel that best suits your availability and itinerary.
Intercity trains can be used for short-stop, long-distance travel to get you to your destination quickly. These trains can take you from Amsterdam to Bruges, Berlin, and Rotterdam.
The regional train sprinter is at your disposal if you travel between small cities and do not mind frequent stops.
Connections between routes
When taking the train to Amsterdam, you will have the opportunity to connect to various attractive destinations. Dutch cities with broad appeal to international travellers include The Hague, Leeuwarden, Rotterdam and Utrecht.
Trains also make it easy for travellers who choose to arrive or depart by air with a way of connecting with Schiphol, the busiest international airport in the Netherlands.
Instead of travelling to a train station and then to Amsterdam to gain access to Rotterdam, you can go to Rotterdam by taking the route via Schiphol Airport.
The train that you take to get around the Netherlands is the determining factor in which connections you have between different routes.
Before buying a ticket, you should familiarise yourself with the routes these trains travel on because this will make your work much more manageable.
The cost of a train ticket depends on your class and the time of day you travel. Visit Omio for offers on travelling to locations in the Netherlands.
Typically, students pay between $7 and $8 while travelling with a dog costs approximately $3.90, so bringing a pet along is an option.
The price of a ticket for a group of four individuals is $32.84; if the group size surpasses four, each extra person must pay an additional $3.
Rail travel with a bicycle
Rail travel in the Netherlands
Map of the Netherlands
Zoom into the map of the Netherlands below to see destinations and attractions across the country:
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