Eurostar is a high-speed Channel train that connects its passengers from London to Amsterdam within a short time. Eurostar is different from the Eurotunnel, which owns and operates the channel tunnel. Eurostar started in the year 1994. Catching a Eurostar train is not the same as catching a normal train as you have to pass through customs before you board, with your tickets printed and the passport or ID ready. Then you can travel in comfort and view beautiful European landscapes through your window. This page will take you through everything you need to know about traveling on the Eurostar to Amsterdam.
There are three classes of travel on Eurostar: Standard, Standard Premier, and Business Premier.
Business Premier, tickets are flexible so that you can exchange or get a refund for your ticket in case of a change of mind; if you need to change the time or date of your train, this can be done with ease. Your journey begins in style as you relax and enjoy great treats at the business premier lounges. The ticket gate for Business Premier closes 10 minutes before departure, allowing you enough time to reach the station and relax in the lounges before your journey. Onboard, there is free WiFi, and you will also enjoy a three-course meal! You can even arrange with the Eurostar team for there to be a taxi waiting for you in Amsterdam on arrival.
With both the Standard Premier and the Standard class, you have to board at least 45 to 60 minutes before departure. But even with these classes you still have free WiFi, spacious seats, and power sockets to use to re-charge your gadgets. You can use the onboard cafe or be served a light meal at your seat.
The convenience offered by Eurostar is unmatched with fast check-in (45-60 mins before departure and 10 mins for business premier), and the comfortable relaxing areas will mean that your holiday begins with the least stress possible. You will not even have to queue upon arrival for luggage claims: travel with your baggage all the way and alight with it. Happily, you can rest easy in the knowledge that travelling by train is far better for the environment than flying.
Eurostar broke the UK rail speed record of 257.5 kilometers per hour in the year 2003. There are three types of Eurostar: the Eurostar classic, which is the original train; the e300, a refurbished Eurostar classic; and e320, which is the newest introduced in 2015 by Siemens. You are free to take alcohol at Eurostar as long as you don't misbehave on the train.
London to Amsterdam is one of the Eurostar's busiest routes. The Dutch capital is great to visit any time of the year. But the most suitable time is April to May or September to November when the weather is balmy for canal cruising among other great activities.
In London, Eurostar trains arrive in the city centre at St Pancras International Railway station. The railway station connects Eurostar train services with Paris and Brussels. The station is equipped with shops, restaurants, bars, and public toilets. In Amsterdam, the Eurostar arrives at the heart of the city, at Bahnhof Amsterdam Centraal. From here, you can easily access trams, ferries or buses to get you to your specific destination.