Celebrate Christmas in Antwerp
At Christmas, the Groen Markt in the centre of Antwerp turns into a festive Christmas village. Wintery scenes, beautiful nativity stalls, twinkling lights and festive Christmas music make for a memorable day trip.
Your trip to Antwerp with Thalys
Thalys will bring you from Amsterdam to Antwerp 12 times a day in 1 hours and 11 minutes. You can also board the train in Schiphol or Rotterdam. You can book a one-way ticket for Thalys from € 29*. The sooner you book, the lower the price. View your itinerary using the international itinerary planner.
With Intercity Brussels to Christmas market in Antwerp
From € 20 you can book your train ticket to Antwerp. This lowest price (Early Bird) can be booked up to 7 days before departure. Intercity Brussels runs from Amsterdam via Schiphol, Rotterdam CS and Breda to Antwerp 16 times a day.
Travel times Antwerp with Intercity Brussels*
|Amsterdam - Antwerp||1.51||0|
|Schiphol - Antwerp||1.53||0|
|Rotterdam - Antwerp||1.05||0|
|Breda - Antwerp||0.33||0|
Travel time with Intercity Brussels to Antwerp.
Prices Intercity Brussels route Amsterdam - Antwerp
|2nd class||1st class|
|Flex rate||€ 38||€ 61|
|Early bird week||€ 20,00||€ 28,00|
|Early bird weekend*||€ 26,00||€ 37,00|
*Early Bird can be booked up to 7 days before departure Listed from-prices are based on tickets from Amsterdam Central Station. The price of Intercity Brussels is based on kilometres – if you depart form a station that is closer to Antwerp, then the trip is cheaper.
The Christmas market in Antwerp opens on 7 December 2019 and closes on 5 January 2020.
What else can you do?
Not only the old town centre is dominated by Christmas, the museums are also very active during the holiday season. And of course, the numerous cafés in the diamond city are also open. Ice skating? Then go to the Grote Markt to take a spin on a traditional ice rink.
*Price based on Early Bird week from Amsterdam to Antwerp.