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|Amsterdam||Bergen Op Zoom||02:02||€ 21|
|Den Helder||Amsterdam||01:14||€ 13|
|Amsterdam||Kerkrade Centrum||03:09||€ 24|
|S Hertogenbosch||Amsterdam||00:59||€ 14|
|Amsterdam||Ede Wageningen||00:54||€ 13|
Benelux designates three neighbouring countries in Europe. The countries are Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The national railway company of Belgium is known as the NMBS/SNCB. In Luxembourg the national railway company is the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL) and in the Netherlands the main railway company is the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS). Train tickets for trains operating in Benelux can be booked in advance. International trains connect the Benelux countries with neighbouring countries such as France and Germany. Book tickets to visit main cities of Benelux by train.
Travel by train to the Benelux countries of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. Cycle along Amsterdam’s canals, admire Brussels’ Grand Place square and enjoy views from Luxembourg City’s deep gorge, all with a Benelux Pass for unlimited travel on national networks.
Chug past Flanders battlefields, Dutch windmills and Ardennes forest on Benelux train rides. Surfers love Belgium’s rugged beaches while Luxembourg’s Land of Red Rocks always mesmerises. Explore the lush fields and clear lakes of Netherland’s northern provinces, Overijssel and Drenthe.
In the Netherlands, buy Dutch cheeses from Gouda and Edam and bright blue ceramics in Delft, hometown of artist Vermeer. Visit Belgium’s world-class chocolatiers or hit Antwerp’s designer shops. Luxembourg’s fruity Moselle valley wines are excellent souvenirs.
Eat & Drink
Dutch pancake houses are a national institution or try raw herring from Amsterdam’s stalls. In Belgium, sample Ardennes pate and Flemish waffles, washed down with prized Belgian beers. Luxembourg’s signature dish is f’rell am rèisleck (trout in white wine sauce).
See the varied landscape of Benelux by train. Take the main line from Brussels to Luxembourg through the Ardennes region, past secluded forests, open fields, tiny villages and even vineyards.
Rail Pass benefits in Belgium
Special Eurail pass holder fares with valid pass including Belgium on the Eurostar high speed trains that link London to Brussels.
5% reduction at HUSA-Hotels.(Login: Rail Pass password: localice58)
10% reduction at Meininger Hotels. Book directly at www.meininger-hotels.com
Hard Rock Cafe Brussels, Grote Markt 12A. Complimentary Hot Fudge Sundae with any main course order or a free gift in the Rock Shop with every purchase over € 25
International IC Bus Connections- Pass holders with a Global Pass need a reservation only. Pass holders with a pass which is not valid in all countries through which the bus passes need a reservation and ticket for the section not covered on pass. Dusseldorf-Eindhoven-Brussels-London / Dusseldorf-Roermond-Eindhoven-Antwerpen.
Rail Pass benefits in the Netherlands
30% discount on the full Stena Line fares for the crossing between Hoek van Holland and Harwich (UK).
Free access to the NS Hispeed lounges in several cities. Access is available on the day of travel for 1st class pass holders who have a reservation.
If you have a Global Pass, you only need a seat reservation to board the international IC bus. Otherwise if you have a rail pass which is not valid in a country where the bus operates, you will need a reservation and a ticket. Routes are Dusseldorf-Eindhoven-Brussels-London and Dusseldorf-Roermond-Eindhoven-Antwerpen.
- Hotel Amsterdam: 15% off when booking online.
- Meininger Hotels: 10% off if you book directly with the hotel.
20% discount for the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam. It is one of the oldest in Netherlands home to a wide collection of medieval and modern European art. Pass holders must show their pass at the museum ticket window to receive their discount.
Travel Bonuses in Luxembourg
- A Eurail Pass valid in Luxembourg is valid with the national railway company CFL (www.cfl.lu). Trains only.
- International IC Bus connections Pass holders with a Global Pass need a reservation only (regular reservation fee). Pass holders with a Pass which is not valid in all countries through which the bus passes need a reservation and a ticket for the section not covered by the pass.