Amsterdam, if you haven’t been, then what are you waiting for? The perfect city for lovers of art (a whole museum worth of Van Gogh’s masterpieces call this city home), of food (stroopwafels, anyone?) or just adventure, with a thousand different canals beckoning you down their quaint streets, we have plenty of love for the Dutch capital. But we also love trains, so add a train ride to Dusseldorf to your itinerary! It’s just 2 hours away by sleek and speedy Deutsche Bahn Intercity Express (ICE) train, with free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning included, so there’s no reason to choose a flight instead!
Explore the best of Amsterdam, best done by bike, naturally, before heading to the central station (via Chinatown for some tasty treats) and heading into Germany. Altstadt is a fabulous place to start your adventuring afresh in this new city. Enjoy a fantastic German beer on the waterfront or let your hair down in the evening in one of the cool clubs. The Rhine Tower is the place to head for a taste of the high life, as well as being 240.5 metres above ground, you can also enjoy fine dining at the revolving restaurant at its peak. Come back to earth to smell the roses at the expansive lush green spaces of Hofgarten. Take on an unforgettable adventure in Germany, see our FAQs below!
The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.
The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.
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 to Düsseldorf Hbf 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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Düsseldorf Hbf is 3 hours and 1 minute, with around 34 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 to Düsseldorf Hbf is 2 hours and 6 minutes.
Train tickets from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf can start from as little as €18.90 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf leaves at 00:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf leaves at 22:48. 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 to Düsseldorf Hbf cover a distance of around 114 miles (183 km) during the journey.