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There are 6 ways to get from Cologne to Pulitzer Amsterdam by train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Amsterdam Centraal Ice

€51 - €70

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Amsterdam 260.2 km

€12 - €26

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Train via Duisburg  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ice

€46 - €132

Train via Arnhem  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Köln-Ehrenfeld to Düsseldorf Flughafen Re / ...
  2. Take the train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal Re
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Pulitzer Amsterdam 263.7 km

€30 - €50

Train, fly  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DUS - AMS

€92 - €335

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International entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Curaçao, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pulitzer Amsterdam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Pulitzer Amsterdam is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Pulitzer Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Netherlands.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Pulitzer Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs €12 - €26 and takes 3h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Pulitzer Amsterdam is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Pulitzer Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arriving at Amsterdam, Westermarkt via Amsterdam, Centraal Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 6m.

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The distance between Cologne and Pulitzer Amsterdam is 214 km. The road distance is 263.7 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Pulitzer Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 6m and costs €50 - €70.

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It takes approximately 3h 6m to get from Cologne to Pulitzer Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Cologne to Pulitzer Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Cologne to Pulitzer Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Pulitzer Amsterdam is 264 km. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Cologne to Pulitzer Amsterdam.

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  • Distance: 214.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 6m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Pulitzer Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Amsterdam Centraal 5 times a day. Tickets cost €50 - €70 and the journey takes 2h 56m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln-Ehrenfeld to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Köln-Ehrenfeld to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Duisburg central station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Flixtrain
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €60
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€55 - €80
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln-Ehrenfeld to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €35
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €26
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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