I am working on train tickets to get us around, and have encountered the following message on both the Belgian rail site and the Dutch one: "
Due to planned engineering works between Roosendaal and Dordrecht from Tuesday 25 July to Friday 11 August included, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Roosendaal.
Passengers using InterCity trains to travel to The Netherlands can board other trains in Roosendaal for onward travel via Breda. IC-Direct services will run every half hour from Breda to Rotterdam, Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam. Passengers to Dordrecht and The Hague can take NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Breda. Please allow up to 1 hour extra travel time.
This applies in the opposite direction as well, for travelling from the Netherlands to Belgium.
Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.
Thalys services will operate as normal."
My thought was to travel around the construction to Roosendaal via local/regional Intercity trains, then transfer to Belgian rail in Roosendaal.
My question is, is the journey from Amsterdam to Roosendaal a nicely scenic one, where taking the local train that travels through Haarlem, The Hague, Leiden and Delft would allow us to see lots of beautiful countryside, or is it through mostly non-scenic areas? We don't mind taking a slower train and seeing lots of little towns, rather than racing through to get to Belgium faster.
Thanks for the ideas.