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

The stringent measures against the so-called ‘COVID-19’ coronavirus continue to have a devastating impact on the travel industry. As we move through winter 2020-21, there are increasing restrictions in place for travel to/from the Netherlands.

For the very latest official guidelines and 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 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 has had to cut its timetable significantly. It is now running only 1x daily between Amsterdam and Paris plus additional 1-2x daily Paris-Brussels services.

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).

NightJet – The new Amsterdam-Vienna NightJet service operated by ÖBB (Austrian Railways) was due to commence nightly from 13 December 2020 each way – however this has been delayed to sometime in 2021.

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 very reduced European route schedule. This includes Amsterdam to various German cities plus Amsterdam to Paris, Brussels and London.

BlaBlaBus has temporarily halted its international coach services from Amsterdam. They are timetabled to restart in March, depending on the situation. Blablabus normally serves Lille and Paris (France), Antwerp, Brussels and Bruges (Belgium), Berlin (Germany) and London (UK).

Air Travel

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 150 destinations from Amsterdam including intercontinental and European destinations. KLM has suspended routes from Amsterdam to Cardiff, Inverness, Southampton and Teesside for the winter.

klm route map
KLM route map as at 7 Jan 2021

Easyjet is running a very limited schedule of flights from Amsterdam to UK and European destinations. Easyjet is operating at less than 20% capacity on its entire network this winter.

Transavia is running a reduced service, mainly destinations in Morocco, Portugal and Spain.

Ryanair is running a very limited timetable from Amsterdam.

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 reduced service on its Newcastle-Amsterdam route, 3-4x weekly.

Last update 7 January 2021.

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