What is the best rail pass I should buy if I plan on traveling through a few cities in Netherlands (Amsterdam, Haarlem, etc) and then to Bruges and Brussels? This will be over the course of 7 days in April. I saw on RailEurope there was a RailPass Netherlands? Thank you!
Have you priced out point-to-point tickets? I haven't traveled in that area recently, but often point-to-point tickets are less expensive. I believe the best information sources are here:
Or you may be able to find prices on trainline.eu or loco2.com--though they don't sell tickets for all countries. Do not use RailEurope to price individual tickets; it doesn't always list all the trains, and it has significant service charges.
For a massive amount of information about European trains, go to the Seat61 website.
Best pass ??? None. Unless you are living on the train that week.
Haha! I haven't planned my trip yet but I think I will mainly be in Amsterdam, Haarlem then Bruges and Brussels. So 4 cities. Sounds like buy as you go is the better option!
Look at a five or ten day Benelux Saver Rail Pass good for The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg.
Don’t buy a pass. Haarlem is really close to Amsterdam and Belgian trains are really cheap. Weekend walk-up Return (I.e, daytrip) tickets can be discounted. You may be too late for the cheapest long distance tickets.
I will admit there can be lines for walk-up tickets.