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Cities nearby Amsterdam

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Cities nearby Amsterdam

I want to visit some nearby cities while staying in Amsterdam. No more than a 3 hour train ride away. Would spend two days/one night.

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1. Re: Cities nearby Amsterdam

Good for you. Go for it!!

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Go for Bruges in Belgium (3-4 hours from Amsterdam).

Other options: Antwerp and Brussels - also belgian cities and about 3 hours by train from Amsterdam. Cologne and Dusseldorf in Germany are both just over 2 hours by train. Paris is 3,5h high speed train ride away.

Inside Netherlands you have also nice historical cities - Haarlem, Alkmaar, Utrecht and The Hague - all just about 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam.

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Bruges
Bruges
West Flanders Province, Belgium
Belgium
Belgium
Europe
Amsterdam
Amsterdam
North Holland Province, The Netherlands
Antwerp
Antwerp
Antwerp Province, Belgium
Brussels
Brussels
Belgium
Cologne
Cologne
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Germany
Germany
Europe
Paris
Paris
Ile-de-France, France
Haarlem
Haarlem
North Holland Province, The Netherlands
Alkmaar
Alkmaar
North Holland Province, The Netherlands
Utrecht
Utrecht
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
The Hague
The Hague
South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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Likes, dislikes?

You can consider Haarlem, Utrecht, Leiden, Enkhuizen, Naarden, Rotterdam (modern), Amersfoort, Zwolle and Kampen, Den Bosch, Breda, Dordrecht and tonnes of others. Just google image them and look up some info to see which ones you might like.

Use www.9292.nl/en to plan public transport within the Netherlands.

Edited: 09 February 2015, 00:43
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Haarlem
Haarlem
North Holland Province, The Netherlands
Utrecht
Utrecht
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Leiden
Leiden
South Holland Province, The Netherlands
Rotterdam
Rotterdam
South Holland Province, The Netherlands
Amersfoort
Amersfoort
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Zwolle
Zwolle
Overijssel Province, The Netherlands
Den Bosch
Den Bosch
North Brabant Province, The Netherlands
Breda
Breda
North Brabant Province, The Netherlands
Dordrecht
Dordrecht
South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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holland.com/us/…maastricht-1.htm

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You can visit any city in Holland in less than 3 hours by train :-) I recommend you to visit The Hague. It's the government city and has beautiful monuments, historic neighbourhoods and interesting museums. When the weather is good you can also visit the beach of The Hague.

From Amsterdam Central it's only 45 minutes by train.

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6. Re: Cities nearby Amsterdam

Thank you so much. Very helpful. Bruges & Cologne were the two I was thinking about visiting.

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Thanks so much. Bruges & Cologne were two of the cities on my radar.

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Many thanks.

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If you feel the urge to cross borders and spend twice as much money (or more) on train tickets, then by all means go to Bruges or Cologne. www.seat61.com for train advice, use the 3rd drop-down menu.

But if you want less travel time and more 'playtime' actually being in cities that are just as nice, stay in the Netherlands and follow the advice for Dutch cities listed (except Maastricht which is just as much travel time as Cologne). www.ns.nl/en

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North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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