Wondering how to get from Dortmund to Amsterdam without driving? Take the train from Dortmund’s central station to Amsterdam-Centraal and you can be there in under three hours, with one transfer along the way. Let’s face it, it’s a lot less tiring than facing traffic issues and dealing with city centre parking.
Deutsche Bahn run their ICE (Intercity Express) trains on this route. You’ll be transported to the bustling capital on an air-conditioned train with free WiFi. Spend your time there discovering the city’s many museums, including the Van Gogh Museum, the Rembrandt House Museum and Anne Frank House, or simply soaking in the atmosphere on the canal-lined streets where you can enjoy a tasty meal at one of the local restaurants.
Need more information? Read on to find out more, including all the FAQs for this trip from Dortmund to Amsterdam.
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 Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal 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 Dortmund and Amsterdam-Centraal is 3 hours and 27 minutes, with around 15 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 Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal is 2 hours and 43 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal can start from as little as €18.90 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal. Travelling from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 08:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 17:03. 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 Dortmund to Amsterdam-Centraal cover a distance of around 124 miles (200 km) during the journey.