Cologne to Amsterdam Train Tickets



One Way


Think Thalys when planning your next trip from Cologne to Amsterdam by train! You’ll be well at ease aboard a high-speed TGV train as you travel northwest from Germany and across the scenic Netherlands to reach the Dutch capital city. Along the way, sit back, relax and enjoy the convenient services and amenities available to you in either Standard, Comfort or Premium Class. Free WiFi internet is provided in all seating classes on all routes – just one of the perks you’ll get when traveling with Thalys!

On average, three TGV trains make the commute to Amsterdam each day; one in the morning and two in the afternoon. All depart from Cologne and make a single stop in Brussels before continuing on to Amsterdam.

In just under 4 hours’ time, you’ll step off the train in central Amsterdam, the heart and soul of Holland. A city with a rich artistic heritage, it’s the home of such prominent art repositories as the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Hermitage Amsterdam. Take a leisurely stroll by the canals or take in the many architectural sights before visiting the historic Anne Frank House and Madame Tussauds wax museum.

Purchase your convenient “Thalys E-Ticket and Reservation” here, then simply print it out from home after receiving it by email. With ticket in hand, you’re ready to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam by train, seat reservation included!

Journey Details


There are 3 train departures most days of the week: 6:44am, 12:42pm and 4:43pm

Travel time

3 hours and 58 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

Amsterdam Centraal (Cs), Brussels-Midi/Zuid (change), and Köln Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) in Cologne

Train features

Thalys TGV high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 300km/h
Ticket Fares

The “Thalys E-Ticket and Reservation” is available in adult and child rates, and valid for single trips in either Standard, Comfort or Premium Class. Choose one of three ticket fare options:

“Thalys E-Ticket and Reservation - Fully Flexible”

Can be exchanged or fully refunded up to 60 days after departure; standard tickets can be fully refunded before departure.

“Thalys E-Ticket and Reservation - Semi Flexible”

Can be exchanged up to the departure date; the traveler is required to pay any price difference between the exchanged ticket and the newly purchased ticket; a cancellation fee applies
Ticket Classes

Comfort 2 (Second Class)

  • Double seat / aisle / double seat layout
  • Standard-quality seating
  • Access to purchase items at the Thalys Welcome Bar, serving breakfast, sweet and savory snacks, sandwiches, refreshments, tea and coffee as well as a variety of hot regional dishes
Comfort 2 (Second Class)

Comfort 1 (First Class)

  • Single seat / aisle / double seat layout with added legroom
  • Deluxe seating in a quiet atmosphere
  • Access to “Le Salon", a semi-private work area for up to 4 passengers
  • Meal service at your seat
  • Free international newspapers and magazines
  • Onboard taxi booking service
Comfort 1 (First Class)
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children between the ages of 4 and 11 are eligible for a reduced fare. Children under the age of 4 who do not occupy a seat travel for free.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Spacious, comfortable modern seats
  • Designated storage areas for luggage items
  • Free WiFi internet access
  • Individual power outlets for laptops or other personal devices
  • Baby changing facilities
Additional Details

Seat reservations

Your Thalys e-ticket includes travel in a specific seat

E-ticket delivery

Receive your e-ticket as a PDF document by email, which you can print off at home and is valid for travel from Cologne to Amsterdam by train.
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