Celebrate Christmas in Brussels
The time leading up to Christmas is always special period in Brussels. The enchantingly decorated city is completely in the Christmas spirit. While doing your Christmas shopping, you can take a moment to look at the illuminated Ferris wheel, enjoy the street entertainment or skate on the famous skating rink.
Your trip to Brussels with Thalys
Fourteen times a day Thalys can bring you from Amsterdam to Brussels in 1 hours and 51 minutes. You can also board the train at Schiphol or Rotterdam. You can book a one-way ticker for Thalys from € 29. The sooner you book, the lower the price. View your itinerary using the international itinerary planner.
With Intercity Brussels to the Christmas market in Brussels
From € 25 per one-way trip you can travel with the international Intercity from Amsterdam to Brussels. Lowest price when travelling to Belgium by train is Early Bird. It can be booked up to 7 days before departure. Intercity Brussels runs from Amsterdam via Schiphol, Rotterdam CS, Breda, Antwerp to Brussels 16 times a day.
Overview travel times Intercity Brussels
|Route||Travel time||Change train|
|Brussels - Amsterdam||2.53||0|
|Brussels - Schiphol||2.38||0|
|Brussels - Rotterdam||2.05||0|
Prices Intercity Brussels route Amsterdam - Brussels
|Flex rate||Discount NS route||Free travel NS route||Flex rate||Discount NS route||Free travel NS route|
|2nd class||1st class|
|One way||€ 49||€ 37,70||€ 20,80||€ 77,80||€ 59,40||€ 31,80|
|Early bird week||€ 25,00||--||€ 10,50||€ 35||--||€ 14,50|
|Early bird weekend||€ 33,00||--||€ 14,00||€ 47,00||--||€ 19,50|
*Early Bird can be booked up to 7 days before departure. Listed from-prices are based on tickets from Amsterdam Central Station. The price of Intercity Brussels is based on kilometres – if you depart form a station that is closer to Brussels, then the trip is cheaper.
The Christmas market in Brussels is open from 27 November 2020 until 3 January 2021 (subject to change).
What else can you do?
When you're in Brussels there is one thing you can't miss: the 240 chalets Christmas market, named by British tour operators as the most original in Europe. Another spectacle takes place on the Market Square: on New Year's Eve the "most beautiful theatre in the world" will shine - literally.