02 April 2022, by Victoria Séveno
All aboard! Anyone looking to plan their next holiday might like to know that Green City Trip is looking to significantly expand their rail services across Europe, with plans to launch new routes between Dutch cities and destinations such as Florence, Copenhagen, and Salzburg.
Hop on board a train to Florence, Salsburg, or Copenhagen!
With petrol prices at record highs and the Dutch government looking to triple the air passenger tax from January, train travel is certainly becoming an increasingly attractive option. One of its drawbacks, though, is that there aren’t always that many destinations available to people who are looking to travel the world – but Green City Trip is certainly doing what it can to change that.
From as early as this summer, the rail company is planning to launch new services that will link the Dutch capital with various cities across Europe. From May 25, people in the Netherlands will be able to board a night train from Amsterdam or Utrecht that will take them all the way to Florence, Bologna, Como, or Bolzano.
More interested in exploring northern Europe? Well, you can do that too! Trains will also be running to Copenhagen, Malmö, and Gothenburg. And anyone looking to discover all Austria has to offer will be able to hop on a direct train to Linz or Salzburg!
Improving rail connections between the Netherlands and Europe
The frequency of the services depends on the destination and the time of year; trains to Gothenburg, for example, will only run in July and November, while more regular trains will be running to Bolzano from June.
These new services come on top of the six routes that the company launched last year, with Maarten Bastian – one of the initiators behind Green City Trip – voicing his surprise at how popular the services have proven to be since first launching in October: “We had expected healthy interest, but this overwhelms all our expectations. Some carriages are already fully booked well before the departure date.”