After years of planning and months of testing, Eurostar has today announced that two daily round trips will operate direct between London St. Pancras International and Amsterdam-Centraal from 4 April 2018.
Tickets are on sale from 20 February, and will start at £35 one way (about $50).
Customs facilities are under construction but not yet in place for passengers to clear customs and immigration in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Departing from the UK, there will be a 30 minute minimum check-in time, and all checks will be completed before boarding at St Pancras. Departing from Amsterdam and Rotterdam, passengers can board any time up to departure but will be required to de-train in Brussels and clear immigration before re-boarding the same train. The net effect on end to end journey times will, in fact, be negligible, because the 30 minute stop in Brussels makes up for the expected 30 minute check-in time once facilities for departure checks are ready in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Info on Eurostar's website here: https://www.eurostar...ain/netherlands