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Amsterdam to München / Munich by train

There are multiple options available for taking a train journey between Amsterdam and Muenchen*/Munich (*Dutch spelling of Munich).

Simplest of all is to take the direct overnight trains, which have been newly re-introduced to this route.
Or if you'll be happy to travel overnight in a seat rather than a bed or bunk, you can travel through the night on a combination of ICE trains

Connections between swish ICE trains are always required when making a daytime journey.
But because you need to change trains, when you look up the journey on the ticket agents, you will see a multitude of options.

However, take care as many of the combinations of journeys, will have connecting times between trains of less than 20 minutes.
And those tightly timed connections can't be guaranteed in Germany.
Though if you miss a booked connection, any tickets/reservations can be transferred to a later train at a Reisezentrum travel desk, but this is a hassle that can be avoided.

Routes you can take to go from Amsterdam to München / Munich

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

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Via stations: Köln/Cologne Hbf

Option 1: by day connecting in Koln or Dusseldorf

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Via stations: Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

Option 2: by day connecting in Frankfurt

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Option 3: travelling through the night on a direct train
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