Time to plan that ‘dam trip, fam!
It was announced just eleven days ago that Eurostar would be starting direct services between London and Amsterdam. Well, they’re finally available to purchase! The first available journeys begin April 4, and ticket prices are starting from just £35.
Heading straight from St. Pancras International to Amsterdam Centraal, The journey will take you just over 3½ hours on the outward leg, calling at Brussels and Rotterdam en route, with trains leaving at 8.31am and 5.31pm each day. On the return trip, passengers will (for now) need to detrain at Brussels to go through passport control, which adds 45 minutes to the overall journey.
Amsterdam is one of the most visited cities in Europe and, aside from its postcard prettiness, has hundreds of festivals and events to inspire a trip. One famous early occasion is Kings Night (April 26) a traditional time of all-night, city-wide revelry, followed by a whole day of orange-clad street celebration on Kings Day (April 27.)
Into the summer, there are a crazy number of festivals at locations throughout the Amsterdam area, with a special emphasis on dance music.