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 billion 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 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.
Train tickets from Köln Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal start at €8.60 if purchased from 3 to 6 months in advance. Prices for train journeys from Köln Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal start at €46.76 when you book at least 28 days in advance.* Tickets usually go on sale 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.
The average journey time between Köln Hbf and Amsterdam-Centraal is 3 hours and 36 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 40 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 31 trains per day travelling from Köln Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Köln Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal departs at 03:27. The last train from Köln Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal departs at 21:25. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Köln Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Köln Hbf to Amsterdam-Centraal. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
By train, of course. See trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Köln Hbf.