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scotland
posts: 262
reviews: 7
ostend

hi going to Amsterdam for 5 days want to go to Ostend for the day what is the easiest way without too many changes thanks

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Destination Expert
for Sri Lanka
posts: 37,560
reviews: 146
1. Re: ostend

Hi there,

Don't for the day. Too long. Use www.b-rail.be or www.nshispeed.nl, will be at least 1 change if you use Thalys and 3 changes if normal IC trains and 2:30 hours (with Thalys) or 4 hours (without) for one way...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Winter Haven...
posts: 4,992
reviews: 1
2. Re: ostend

Not meaning to be nosy but would you have a specific reason for wanting to go to Ostend? While it is a nice seaside town, there is not really much to be seen there. Towns every bit as nice close to Amsterdam.

scotland
posts: 262
reviews: 7
3. Re: ostend

hi yes we get our cigarettes in Ostend been a few times but decided to go to Amsterdam for 5 days so it would be to the tabac shop and back

Amsterdam, The...
posts: 11,050
reviews: 70
4. Re: ostend

Renting a car?

scotland
posts: 262
reviews: 7
5. Re: ostend

thans all will rent a car

Amsterdam, The...
posts: 11,050
reviews: 70
6. Re: ostend

I'd recommend you use a car rental on Overtoom so as to get out of the city quickly (without too much of Amsterdam's hellish traffic), or from Schiphol airport from where you can also get right onto the motorway south.

Winter Haven...
posts: 4,992
reviews: 1
7. Re: ostend

Explains it all.

Birmingham, UK
posts: 556
reviews: 14
8. Re: ostend

In my view Ostend is so much more than a cigarette shop but each to their own.

Amsterdam, The...
Destination Expert
for Amsterdam
posts: 27,491
reviews: 74
9. Re: ostend

So you will rent a car and drive all the way to Ostende which is a 600km, 7 hour round trip just to buy cigarettes which are not that much cheaper that they are in NL anyway!!

The fuel and car rental will cost you way over 100 euros.

liverpool, england
posts: 1,997
reviews: 166
10. Re: ostend

Given costs and time factors, would it not be better to pay a little more in Amsterdam and not have the trek to Ostend - if you are set on it, travelling to Belguim - would Antwerp not be closer and easier?