To Belgium by train

Want to go to Belgium for the weekend? Its just a few hours by train from the Randstad to all destinations in Belgium. You can get to our southern neighbours quickly and in comfort with Thalys or the Intercity Brussel! Intercity Brussel travels 16 times a day from Amsterdam to Brussels-South. You can buy tickets to all train destinations in Belgium online. ► Find train tickets

The most important destinations in Belgium

Antwerp Region

Not just Antwerp city is the perfect destination for a day trip. Why not visit shopping walhalla Essen, charming Lier, enjoyable Geel or the nature reserve of Kalmthoutse Heide.

Belgian Coast

Kilometres of beaches, excellent restaurants and unique boutiques. You can find it all on the Belgian coast. By train you will be in the cozy seaside resorts of Knokke, Blankenberge and De Panne within 4 hours. The beautiful Bruges, Ypres and the historic Plopsaland are also just around the corner.

Brussels Region

The Brussels region has prominent locations, including Aalst and Tienen. It’s just atrain ride away. Brussels Airport is easily accessible by train.


Hospitable Liège is located on the border of the old Roman Empire and has had a close relationship to French culture for many centuries. The city is famous for its many monumental parks and gardens and takes pride in its traditions.

Namur Region

Namur, with its imposing citadel, is definitely a worthwhile visit. But also in the vicinity of this city there is much to experience. You will find beautiful landscapes and charming places such as Dinant and Leuze. The train takes you there in just a few hours.

The Ardennes

Fancy an action-packed holiday or would your prefer relaxing? Visit the Ardennes. Relax in the beautiful wooded areas or go on survival, mountain biking or the Formula 1 and other races at Spa-Francorchamps. The train takes you in 4.5 hours to picturesque places like Barvaux, Eupen and Vielsalm.

To Antwerp by train

With its narrow streets full of beautiful fashion boutiques and a wide range of wonderful museums, Antwerp is a great destination just across the border for a day of shopping and cultural entertainment.

To Bruges by train

Bruges, one the most beautiful small cities in Europe, has become the true centre of Flemish art. In this city Gothic residences and Renaissance palaces form the backdrop to picturesque little cobbled streets. This old Hansa town is ideal for a city trip.

To Brussels by train

With the train you can be in Brussels in 2 hours. The beautiful capital of Europe has much to offer such as tourist attractions, museums, lively squares, beautiful shops and a vibrant nightlife.

To Ghent by train

Ghent is largely free of cars and the most popular attractions in the city are all within walking distance from each other. Every year in July the Ghent festival is organised: 10 days of festivities for anyone who enjoys life and lovers of theatre and music.

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