The days exploring the canals, eating Thick Dutch fries and Stroopwafels, wandering around the narrow streets, enjoying the nightlife are coming to an end. Hopping on a train and going to Düsseldorf in Germany is the next adventure.
Located at Amsterdam’s downtown, the Amsterdam Central Station connects the entire city and it is its main station. From there tourists can get anywhere and the station is very well organized. The main Tourist Office is based there as well as the departure of many tourist cruises and tours.
The distance from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf is 229 km and the train journey takes 2h09. The trains are operated by ICE – Deutsche Bahn and there are 8 of them per day leaving Amsterdam Central Station to Düsseldorf Hbf. The first train leaves at 00h33 and the last one at 22h48.
Amsterdam Central Station
Düsseldorf Hbf - train station
Distance: 229 km
Travel Time: 2 hours and 9 minutes
ICE – Deutsche Bahn operates the journey from Amsterdam Central Station to Düsseldorf Hbf. It is possible to travel choosing between two classes of travel: 1st class and 2nd class. The free wi-fi connection is available in both classes. Passengers traveling in 1st class also get more comfortable leather seats, seat reservation included in the ticket price, quiet atmosphere, power outlets, food service at-seat and access to lounges.
Prices range from €20 to €71 for a one-way trip and tickets are available for booking six months in advance.
There are two majors train stations in Dusseldorf. While Dusseldorf Flughafen is only served by regional trains, Düsseldorf Hbf is the central station. The Düsseldorf Hbf offers restaurants, free wi-fi for 30 minutes, and lockers. Near the station, there are many shops.
Arriving in Düsseldorf
Although the Düsseldorf Hbf is the central station, it isn’t located close to the old city center or The Rhine, which makes travelers walk for around 25 minutes. Thinking of that, the fastest way to get to the center is by subway, which takes around 10 minutes only. The city has its picturesque buildings, bars, and restaurants, the Altbier (the famous beer of the city) and it portraits a bit of the western Germany lifestyle.