I’m not a keen flyer, so for me the Eurostar is a heavenly way to travel.
I have always loved the short and sweet trip on this train to Paris, one of my very favourite cities. I was overjoyed when I heard the announcement of its new services further afield. In just four hours you can be transported from the centre of London to the heart of Amsterdam. Now a trip to Amsterdam seemed possible without the dreaded plane journey either side of the stay.
After hopping on at St Pancras with a Nero coffee in hand, we settled into our seats and prepared for the ride. A bit of gossiping and croissant munching and soon we were pulling into Brussels for our quick and easy changeover. The next leg of the journey was even quicker, and we appreciated the Belgian countryside while we flicked through our Amsterdam guide books planning our weekend meticulously.
It seemed bizarre to get off the train in Holland, after a journey that takes less time than London to Edinburgh and is certainly less tiring. No passport check, no waiting for luggage – within minutes we were on the streets of Amsterdam admiring our astoundingly beautiful surroundings.
To reach such a destination in Europe in a few hours just seems too good to be true. And the new Eurostar Amsterdam service brings even more possibilities… I wouldn’t be surprised if soon this magical train service extends right across in Europe.
Visit the Eurostar website here for more information and to book.
All the best things come in small packages and Amsterdam is no exception. With more canals than Venice , this beautifully compact city is the perfect choice for a relaxing and romantic break. One of the most enjoyable and easiest ways to get to this gem of a capital is with Eurostar. With one easy connection in Brussels passengers can arrive in the heart of Amsterdam in just over four hours. Eurostar offers return fares to Amsterdam from just £99. Eurostar also offers connecting fares from more than 200 stations in the UK . For more information or to book, visit eurostar.com or call 08432 186 186.