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Let us take you on a journey to Holland

You can be in Amsterdam Centraal just four hours after leaving London St Pancras. We’ll provide you with full information about the options for the easy onward journey from Amsterdam to Edam.

Travelling by train to Holland

A quick and easy journey
Our cycling holidays in Holland are among the easiest of our holidays to reach by train, with a daily direct Eurostar train linking London St Pancras with Amsterdam Centraal in under 4 hours.
On arrival in Amsterdam it is worth taking the Stationsplein exit and pausing to admire the impressive façade of Amsterdam Centraal station which is reminiscent of London St Pancras, also built in the Gothic Renaissance style.

If you are expecting to see canals and endless rows of bicycles upon stepping out of the station, you won’t be disappointed! The station is on the waterside, having been built on three artificial islands with over 8,000 wooden piles supporting the structure. There are almost as many bikes, with several multi-storey cycle parks with capacity for 7,800 bikes.
Onward travel
When you are ready to move on, you are free to choose your own arrangements to Edam to commence your Dutch cycling holiday, with our notes to guide you. There are regular buses running between Amsterdam and Edam, or you could choose to take a taxi (pay locally in both cases).
Homeward bound
Travelling home requires a change of trains because Amsterdam and Rotterdam stations are not equipped with UK border security facilities.

From Gouda, you take a late-morning Dutch Intercity train to Rotterdam to join the high-speed Thalys train to Brussels.

Relax and watch the varying landscapes unfold as the Thalys whisks you through a series of tunnels and bridges towards Antwerp, where the views open out over green fields until you reach the suburbs of Brussels.

In Brussels Midi (or Brussels Zuid in Flemish!) you check in for Eurostar and go through the usual UK border security passport and luggage checks (we allow at least two hours for this).
Travelling from Ebbsfleet or Ashford?
Although the direct London-to-Amsterdam Eurostar service does not call at Ebbsfleet or Ashford even when the full timetable is in operation, from 2023 it should be possible to travel from these stations via Brussels where you change to the sleek high-speed Thalys train to Amsterdam.
Travelling with your own bicycle?
Inntravel includes cycle hire in the price of our Dutch cycling holidays, but if you would prefer to take your own bike, please ask to speak to one of our rail specialists. For both Eurostar and Thalys, passengers travelling with bicycles are asked to check in early, so we would need to tailor your itinerary to allow extra time between trains.

On Eurostar, there is limited space for fully-assembled bicycles, which must be pre-booked with Eurostar in advance for approx £40 per bicycle each way.

On Thalys, between Amsterdam/Rotterdam and Brussels there is also limited space for bikes. Space does not have to be pre-booked but both wheels must be removed and the bike must be covered by a non-rigid cover, not exceeding 135cm x 85cm x 30cm. On Dutch domestic railways, bicycles can usually be carried free of charge, except during peak commuter hours.

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