GETTING THERE BY EUROSTAR
Eurostar launched its direct route from London to Amsterdam on April 4, although the return journey still has to go via Brussels. The journey time, with a stop in Rotterdam, is three hours 41 minutes (four hours 40 minutes on the return). There are two departures a day from London St Pancras International (at 0831 and 1731) with prices from £35 one-way.
When will the Amsterdam-London route be direct? A spokesperson for Eurostar says: “We will run a direct service in both directions as soon as the UK and Dutch governments finalise an agreement allowing immigration and passport controls to be carried out by the border authorities on departure in the Netherlands, as is the case with other key Eurostar destinations. The governments have given their commitment to this by the end of next year.” eurostar.com