Lekkeresluis Bridge in Amsterdam (photo © Dennis van de Water / dreamstime.com).
Lille to Amsterdam by Train
We like this route. Of course, we like all the routes in this book, but we especially like this one. It’s short and sweet, taking in a feast of fine cities as well as, especially in the early stages, some engaging rustic landscapes. It’s not a route where you need ever bother about advance booking and, if you are travelling with a Eurail or Interrail pass, there are no supplements to pay on any trains you’ll use in taking this journey.
MAP Double click on the map (or double tap on mobile) to zoom in. You can connect onto other routes in places shown in red. Change to a layer showing a more familiar road map view by clicking on the menu at the top right of the map. Get back to the original view by clicking on the house icon shown in the top left menu on the map.
Whether you are making a long grand tour or just planning a couple of weekend breaks, Europe by Rail is the perfect guide. The book describes over 50 key routes in detail. Together, they span mainland Europe and – brand new for this 16th edition – now also the British Isles. Find out more about the guidebook below.