Say hello to Holland and go beyond its capital with this awesome route from Amsterdam to Maastricht. The train journey takes two and a half hours on the fastest services, and you’ll travel on sleek NS trains – with the option of First Class seating if you want to treat yourself. You’ll start in the capital, where you can take in the culture of the premier museums that surround the lush Museumplein, including the Van Gogh Museum, the Pipe Museum and peculiar Museum of Torture towards the city centre. Be sure to stop for a stroopwaffle as you explore the city’s famous canals. When you’re ready to adventure onwards, Maastricht awaits!
The southern-most Dutch city, Maastricht is a popular university town, so you can be sure of a cool and artsy vibe. Shopping opportunities meet you right at the station, as the city’s biggest flea market takes place there on the weekends, perfect for finding a unique souvenir or two. The Lichtenberg Castle ruins are the oldest in the country, and the city hall with its bell tower is an icon of the city. Adventurous foodies can try Zuurvlees, a horsemeat dish found only in the south, but don’t’ worry, the delicious Dutch cheese can be found here too. Go on a Dutch adventure that only trains can provide – start with our route information below!
NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
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The average journey time by train between Amsterdam-Centraal and Maastricht is 2 hours and 41 minutes, with around 37 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht is 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht can start from as little as €27.40 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht without having to change trains. There are 34 direct trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht leaves at 00:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht leaves at 23:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht cover a distance of around 111 miles (179 km) during the journey.