Train reservations in The Netherlands

Seat reservations and night train reservations

Costs & overview

Train reservations in The Netherlands

  • Thalys (Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Brussels-Paris)
    Reservation = required
    Availability = limited for Eurail/Interrail passholders (in high season often sold out) 
    € 25 in 2nd class, € 35 in 1st class

  • Eurostar (high-speed trains connecting The Netherlands Belgium/United Kingdom)
    Reservation = required
    Availability = limited for Eurail/Interrail passholders
    € 30 in 2nd class, € 38 in 1st class
    Going from Amsterdam to London? You will need to change trains at the border station Brussels South. Going the other way around? Book yourself the direct Eurostar service that does connect London with The Netherlands without any changes.

  • ICE International (German high-speed trains from Cologne/Frankfurt am Main to Arnhem/Utrecht/Amsterdam)
    Reservation = optional, strongly advised
    Availability = unlimited untill train is full
    € 4,50 in 2nd class and € 5,90 1st class

  • International InterCity (German trains by DB, running trains Amsterdam/Hannover/Berlin v.v.)
    Reservation = optional, strongly advised
    Availability = unlimited untill train is full
    € 4,50 in 2nd class and € 5,90 1st class

  • InterCity (domestic)
    Reservation  = not available. Just hop on board with your valid ticket
    Availability = no issue, see the aforementioned

Rail Map - The Netherlands, Luxembourg & Belgium

Rail Map - The Netherlands, Luxembourg & Belgium