The stringent measures against the so-called ‘COVID-19’ coronavirus continue to have a devastating impact on the travel industry. As we move into spring and summer 2021, there are ongoing restrictions 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 from the specific country or region in question.
The following below gives an overview of the current situation concerning international transport services to/from the Netherlands.
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 4-7x daily between Amsterdam and Paris.
Eurostar – A 1x daily direct London to Amsterdam service is running. This departs from London St Pancras at 1104, arriving in Amsterdam at 1611 (train number 9126).
From Amsterdam a Eurostar departs at 1347, arriving back at London St Pancras at 1700 (train number 9145). Note, some days this is timetabled at 1247-1603.
NightJet – The new Amsterdam-Vienna NightJet service operated by ÖBB (Austrian Railways) is running nightly both ways as of 25 May 2021.
For more info see International Trains to/from Amsterdam
International trains can be booked at the NS International site.
Flixbus is running a very 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 and Brussels. Services to Berlin (Germany) and London (UK) are still suspended.
Passenger numbers to/from Amsterdam Schiphol airport are significantly down on normal levels. If travelling you should check this Schiphol page on what to expect.
KLM is running services to 154 destinations from Amsterdam including intercontinental and European destinations.
Easyjet is running a very limited schedule of flights from Amsterdam to UK and European destinations. Easyjet should increase capacity as we move into summer.
Transavia is running a reduced service, mainly destinations in Morocco, Portugal and Spain.
Ryanair is running a very limited timetable from Amsterdam.
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 1 June 2021.