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  • Alicia at Evening Star Travel

Taking The Train From Amsterdam To Paris

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

What an easy way to travel - May 2023

In this weeks video, follow along as I chat about our how we got from Amsterdam to Paris.

We took the Thalys train that took about 3.5 hrs - this was a great way to travel. Check it out!

Embarking on a journey from the charming canals of Amsterdam to the romantic streets of Paris is an experience that delights travelers seeking a blend of convenience, speed, and breathtaking landscapes, and one that I absolutely recommend. The Thalys train service offers a seamless and comfortable way to traverse the distance between these two iconic European cities.

  1. The Thalys Experience: Boarding the Thalys train in Amsterdam, you'll quickly discover why it has become a popular choice among travelers. With its sleek and modern design, comfortable seating, and excellent onboard amenities, Thalys ensures a pleasant and enjoyable journey. The train offers various seating options, including Standard, Comfort, and Premium classes, catering to different preferences and budgets. I highly recommend the Premium class of seats.

  2. Speed and Convenience: One of the standout features of Thalys is its impressive speed, allowing you to reach Paris in just over three hours. With frequent departures throughout the day, you can easily find a time that suits your schedule. The train departs from Amsterdam Centraal, conveniently located in the heart of the city, and arrives at Paris Gare du Nord, offering easy access to the Parisian attractions and onward travel connections.

  3. Scenic Landscapes: As you glide through the picturesque Dutch and Belgian countryside, the Thalys journey treats you to enchanting vistas. From the tranquil windmills and lush fields of the Netherlands to the charming towns and rolling hills of Belgium, the ever-changing scenery outside your window will captivate your senses. Be sure to keep your camera handy to capture the beauty along the way.

  4. Onboard Comfort and Amenities: Thalys prides itself on providing exceptional onboard services. Regardless of your chosen class, you can expect comfortable seating, ample legroom, and power outlets to keep your devices charged. Free Wi-Fi is available, allowing you to stay connected and make the most of your travel time. Additionally, the train features a bar/buffet car where you can indulge in a selection of snacks, meals, and beverages. If you have the Premium class seats, a meal is included.

  5. Arrival in Paris: Upon arriving at the Paris Gare du Nord, you'll find yourself in the heart of the city. From here, the Parisian wonders are within easy reach. Whether you're drawn to the iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum, or prefer to explore the charming neighborhoods and hidden gems, Paris offers a treasure trove of experiences to satisfy every traveler.

Traveling from Amsterdam to Paris by Thalys is a delightful adventure that seamlessly combines convenience, comfort, and stunning landscapes. The high-speed train ensures a swift journey while allowing you to sit back, relax, and soak in the breathtaking views along the way. Whether you're planning a short city break or a longer European exploration, the Thalys train provides an excellent option for discovering the vibrant capitals of the Netherlands and France in a truly memorable way.


To book your next dream vacation - when the time is right to travel - reach out to me through email at, or by calling 587 772 2525. I am located in Sherwood Park, Alberta (a suburb of Edmonton), and am a Travel Advisor specializing in River Cruising, Beach Escapes, and Custom Vacations. I am the owner/operator of Evening Star Travel, and I book travel for clients all across Canada.

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