Amsterdam and Rotterdam
- 5 Days
- From £569
- London to Amsterdam by direct Eurostar in just over 4 hours
- Discover museums, parks and canals lined with guild houses in the Dutch capital
- Explore former European Capital of Culture Rotterdam
- Speed back to London on a direct train with no need to stop in Brussels
- Decide when you would like to travel
- Adapt the route to suit your plans
- Upgrade hotels and rail journeys
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 4 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast
- City maps, guides and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
Catch a Eurostar service from London St Pancras which will take you under the English Channel, through France and Belgium and then straight through to Amsterdam. If you are starting your journey in Ashford or Ebbsfleet, direct trains don’t stop at these stations so you would need to catch a train to Brussels and then board a connecting service to Amsterdam.
On arrival at Amsterdam’s Centraal station, make your way to the Max Brown Canal District Hotel (or similar) where you have a 2 night stay.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in the Dutch capital. Amsterdam is one of the top travel destinations in Europe, with a wide choice of world-class museums and a stunning cityscape threaded through with historic canals. Art lovers will be in their element at the magnificent Rijksmuseum and nearby Van Gogh Museum, dedicated to the great painter and his contemporaries. You can also explore by taking a cruise along the famous network of canals or hire a bike and travel around as the locals do.
A short train journey brings you to Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands after Amsterdam and an international port. Your base here will be at the citizenM Rotterdam Hotel (or similar).
Rotterdam was left almost entirely in ruins after World War II, but since that time, the city has become a model of urban innovation and architecture, with buildings such as the main station and unique Market Hall (pictured) tourist attractions in their own right. Waterways are also a part of life here, with plenty of cruises on offer and canal-side cafés to people-watch from.
Spend another day discovering Rotterdam and then this evening, collect your bags from your hotel and make your way back to the station for a return journey direct to London St Pancras in under 3 hours!
Typical hotels on this itinerary
The Hotel Max Brown Canal District is located at the intersection of Amsterdam’s most iconic canals and made up of three historical canal houses. Each bedroom is furnished in a modern, individual style with blissfully comfortable beds, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access and en suite bathrooms. You can unwind in the peaceful inner garden terrace with a drink from the honesty fridge or take something to read from the book swap library.
Located in the Oude Haven () of , this stylish contemporary hotel is a great base to explore the sights of the city. Modern style bedrooms feature contemporary amenities such as a touchscreen tablet which controls the lights, temperature, blinds and TV. The hotel also boasts a 24 hour canteen serving snacks and light meals as well as a welcoming bar.