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With SNCB Europe, get all the latest info on rail traffic in Europe, in particular on direct connections between Belgium and France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.

We’ll also provide you with practical pages to help you find your way in Europe’s train stations, as well as real-time timetables for thousands of trains in Europe.

Interprofessional strike in Belgium on Tuesday 27 February: possible disruptions of rail traffic.Interprofessional strike in Belgium on 27 February: possible disruptions of rail traffic.

A landwide, interprofessional strike will take place in Belgium on Tuesday 27 February 2018. 

In spite of this strike announcement, SNCB is endeavouring to minimize the consequences of this strike as much as possible. However, please take possible disruptions into account on domestic connections in Belgium, for instance before or after an international train journey.

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Possible security checks at Brussels-Midi, Antwerp-Central and Liège-Guillemins stations.

Since July 2017, security checks for passengers travelling on high-speed trains (Thalys, TGV® or ICE) have been introduced in the train stations of Brussels-Midi, Antwerp-Central and Liège-Guillemins. Part of a series of measures implemented by the government, these checks are non-systematic and non-permanent and are carried out by authorised security personnel.

Taking into account that you may be subject to the above mentioned security checks, we ask that Thalys, TGV® and ICE travellers anticipate a safe time margin and make their way to the platform sufficiently on time.

Travellers are also reminded that they must not be in possession of items that could endanger their fellow passengers.

Feel free to contact us for further information about your journey.


InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at The Hague from 8 January to 8 April 2018.

For technical reasons, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at The Hague from Monday 8 January to Sunday 8 April 2018 included.

Exception: the earliest two trains from Amsterdam to Brussels (9212 and 9216) and the latest two trains from Brussels to Amsterdam (9267 and 9271) will still ensure the entire connection between Brussels and Amsterdam.  

Passengers to Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam using any other InterCity train of the day are advised to change trains at Rotterdam CS (Central Station), where they can make use of the IC Direct to Amsterdam (free of supplement).

Passengers from Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport can take the IC Direct train to Rotterdam and Breda (free of supplement) and change trains at Rotterdam CS, where they can take the InterCity train to Brussels.

Besides, these trains will terminate at Rotterdam CS on Saturday 27 January and Sunday 28 January due to planned engineering works in the north of Rotterdam, and will terminate at Roosendaal on 17, 18 and 19 February and during the weekends of 3 and 4 March, 10 and 11 March, 17 and 18 March and 24 and 25 March due to planned engineering works in the south of Rotterdam.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.

These engineering works have no impact on Thalys services, who follow another route. 


26/02-02/03 and 09/03: modified departure and arrival times of InterCity trains in Rotterdam.

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam, InterCity services connecting Brussels to The Hague will have modified arrival and departure times at Rotterdam Central Station from Monday 26 February to Friday 2 March included and on Friday 9 March 2018. 

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.

These engineering works have no impact on Thalys services, who follow another route. 


3 and 4 March 2018: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Roosendaal

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Roosendaal

Passengers to Dordrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague, Schiphol-Airport and Amsterdam can change trains in Roosendaal and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Roosendaal. Please allow 15 min. to 1 hour extra travel time (depending on the connection). 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.


10 and 11 March 2018: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Roosendaal

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Roosendaal

Passengers to Dordrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague, Schiphol-Airport and Amsterdam can change trains in Roosendaal and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Roosendaal. Please allow 15 min. to 1 hour extra travel time (depending on the connection). 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.

These engineering works have no impact on Thalys services, who follow another route. 


17 and 18 March 2018: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Roosendaal

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Roosendaal

Passengers to Dordrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague, Schiphol-Airport and Amsterdam can change trains in Roosendaal and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Roosendaal. Please allow 15 min. to 1 hour extra travel time (depending on the connection). 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.

These engineering works have no impact on Thalys services, who follow another route. 


24 and 25 March 2018: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Roosendaal

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Roosendaal

Passengers to Dordrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague, Schiphol-Airport and Amsterdam can change trains in Roosendaal and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Roosendaal. Please allow 15 min. to 1 hour extra travel time (depending on the connection). 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.

These engineering works have no impact on Thalys services, who follow another route. 


Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Belgian rail network on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will exceptionally not be serving Brussels Airport-Zaventem.

Passengers travelling between Brussels Airport-Zaventem and the Netherlands can change trains at Mechelen or Brussels North station.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


King's day, Netherlands, Friday 27 April: Thalys limited to Schiphol Airport.

Due to King's Day, trains in the Netherlands will be running according to an amended timetable on Friday 27 April.

Thalys trains from Paris and Brussels will be limited to Schiphol Airport, and will therefore not serve Amsterdam Central station.

From Schiphol Airport, passengers will be able to use Dutch Railway local trains to get to Amsterdam Central station.  


25 April to 18 May: Thalys not serving Düsseldorf.

Due to planned engineering works on the German rail network, Thalys trains will not serve the stations of Düsseldorf Hbf and Düsseldorf Flughafen (airport) from Wednesday 25 April to Friday 18 May.

Passengers to Düsseldorf can travel to Cologne or Duisburg, where they can board German domestic train for onward travel to Düsseldorf (and vice versa).


Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Belgian rail network on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will exceptionally not be serving Brussels Airport-Zaventem.

Passengers travelling between Brussels Airport-Zaventem and the Netherlands can change trains at Mechelen or Brussels North station.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Belgian rail network on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will exceptionally not be serving Brussels Airport-Zaventem.

Passengers travelling between Brussels Airport-Zaventem and the Netherlands can change trains at Mechelen or Brussels North station.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.

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