Bruges to Amsterdam/Amsterdam to Bruges

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bigphil
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Re: Bruges to Amsterdam/Amsterdam to Bruges

Postby bigphil » 28 Jun 2011, 9:33am

This may help in getting you there. Ferry Harwich to the Hoek van Holland with integrated rail tickets for both sides

http://www.stenaline.co.uk/ferry/rail-and-sail/holland/

Hypocacculus
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Re: Bruges to Amsterdam/Amsterdam to Bruges

Postby Hypocacculus » 28 Jun 2011, 10:44am

bigphil wrote:This may help in getting you there. Ferry Harwich to the Hoek van Holland with integrated rail tickets for both sides

http://www.stenaline.co.uk/ferry/rail-and-sail/holland/


This is the service known as the "Dutch Flyer". We will be using it to get home from our Copenhagen ->Berlin ride, after getting a sleeper from Berlin to Amsterdam. The integrated rail ticket in the UK only applies to trains run by East Anglian so will only get you part of the way home if you don't live in a region served by them. Not that this is a big problem.

If you want to use it one way from the Netherlands to the UK like we do, you have to book it, in Dutch, via the Dutch website. This is not difficult but they don't exactly advertise the fact.

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Re: Bruges to Amsterdam/Amsterdam to Bruges

Postby AndrewClark » 30 Jun 2011, 11:44pm

I've visited Holland several times and Brugge twice, usually travelling by train and staying in hostels. I did hire a bike and ride along the canal to Sluis and the coast once.

What's camping like over there ? Is there a network of small sites similar to the French Camping Municipal ?

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Re: Bruges to Amsterdam/Amsterdam to Bruges

Postby Vorpal » 1 Jul 2011, 7:04am

There are municipal camping sites; I don't know if there is a website dedicated to them. I've seen them (but not used them) in the bigger towns, cities and popular coastal areas. There are also minimalist sites in some natural areas that are free. Wild camping is illegal in Belgium.
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Re: Bruges to Amsterdam/Amsterdam to Bruges

Postby allisondreid » 22 Aug 2011, 5:39pm

I'm having trouble figuring out if I can bring a bicycle that I will have renting in Brussels, on a train to Amsterdam. We are then biking from Amsterdam back to Brussels (through Bruges).

1) Can we bring a bicycle on a train? (Which train?) & Do I absolutely need a bicycle bag?
2) Is there any place to rent a bicycle in Amsterdam, and drop it off in Bruges or Brussels?

Any help would be great! Thanks!