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International Travel to Amsterdam (‘COVID-19’ update)

The stringent measures against the so-called ‘COVID-19’ coronavirus has had a devastating impact on the travel industry. Since 1 July 2020, some visitors from outside the EU have been allowed but under certain regulations.

For official guidelines to visitors please refer to the Dutch government portal here

The following below gives an overview of the current situation concerning international transport to the Netherlands.

International Trains

Intercity Brussels – The standard timetable for the Amsterdam-Brussels service is in effect.

ICE – The standard timetable is running for Amsterdam-Frankfurt via Dusseldorf and Cologne.

IC Berlin – Then standard timetable is also running for the Amsterdam-Berlin train service.

Thalys – The high speed train between Paris and Amsterdam via Brussels is running 7-8x daily during the week and 4-5x daily at weekends.

Eurostar – A 1x daily direct London to Amsterdam service is running. This departs London St Pancras at 1104 arriving in Amsterdam at 1611. From 1 October 2020 a second daily service (1716-2214) will commence.

There are currently no direct Amsterdam-London services – the journey requires a change in Brussels. A new Amsterdam-London direct service will start 26 October 2020. This will run 2x daily departing Amsterdam at 0747/1647, arriving in London at 1057/1957.

International trains can be booked at the NS International site.

International Buses

Flixbus is running many European routes. This includes Amsterdam to various German cities plus Amsterdam to Paris, Brussels and London.

BlaBlaBus is running an Amsterdam-Paris service; a direct Amsterdam-London service is scheduled to restart 1 October 2020.

Air Travel

Flights have been slowly increasing to/from Amsterdam Schiphol airport over the last months.

KLM is running services to 142 destinations from Amsterdam including intercontinental and European destinations.

klm routes from amsterdam september 2020
KLM route map on 7 Sep 2020

Easyjet is running a limited schedule of flights from Amsterdam to European destinations.

Transavia has resumed flights to a number European destinations.

Ryanair has been running a limited timetable from Amsterdam with plans to increase flight frequency in October and November 2020.

International Ferries

Stena Line is running its daily Harwich-Hoek van Holland ferry service as normal.

P&O is operating its daily Hull-Rotterdam ferry service as normal.

DFDS is running its daily Newcastle-Amsterdam route as normal.

The wearing of masks has been made mandatory on Dutch public transport. Check your travel company if it requires masks for travel.

Last update 7 September 2020.

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