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

The stringent measures against the so-called ‘covid-19’ coronavirus have had a devastating impact on the travel industry. As we move into winter 2021-22, there are continuing regulations in place for travel to/from the Netherlands.

For the very latest official guidelines and ‘health’ requirements for visitors to the Netherlands please refer to the Dutch government portal here. If travelling from the Netherlands to another country then you should check the regulations of that specific country or region in question.

The following below gives an overview of the current situation concerning the actual running of international transport services to/from 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 has increased its timetable frequency. It is now running 6-11x daily between Amsterdam and Paris.

Eurostar – This is now running as a 2x daily service (often a single service only at weekends) between London and Amsterdam via the channel tunnel, Lille and Brussels.

Eurostar departs from London St Pancras at 1104 and 1804, arriving in Amsterdam at 1611 and 2311, respectively.

From Amsterdam it departs at 1347 and 1847, arriving back at London St Pancras at 1700 and 2157.

NightJet – The Amsterdam-Vienna NightJet service operated by ÖBB (Austrian Railways) is running nightly both ways.

A new nightly Amsterdam-Zurich NightJet service will start on 12 December 2021 which runs via Cologne and Basel.

For more info see International Trains to/from Amsterdam

International trains can be booked at the NS International site.

International Buses

Flixbus is running a reduced European route schedule. It normally operates Amsterdam to various German cities plus Amsterdam to Paris, Brussels and London.

BlaBlaCar Bus has reinstated some of its its international coach operations from Amsterdam. It currently offers direct services to Paris, Lille, Antwerp, Brussels and Berlin. Direct services to London (UK) are still suspended – you need to travel via Paris.

RegioJet is a Czech provider which offers a direct coach service between Amsterdam and Prague via Germany.

Air Travel

Passenger numbers to/from Amsterdam Schiphol airport are still well down on normal levels. If travelling you should check this Schiphol page on what to expect.

KLM is running services to 162 destinations from Amsterdam including intercontinental and European destinations.

KLM route map as of 12 November 2021

Easyjet continues to run a limited schedule of flights from Amsterdam to UK and European destinations.

Transavia is running a slightly reduced service from Amsterdam to holiday destinations.

Ryanair is running a standard timetable (3-5x daily) between Amsterdam and Dublin.

International Ferries

Ferries continue to run despite lack of passengers since they also rely on the cargo side of the business.

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 a daily service on its Newcastle-Amsterdam route.

Last update 12 November 2021.

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