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How to go Lier from Amsterdam

by Alex_hit_the_Road Online Now Mar 9, 2007 at 1:51 AM

Hi there, My question is how could I go Lier from Amsterdam.
I saw the train Thalys starts and returns from/to Anterwerpen Bercham.
Is Bercham nearby Lier?
or is there stop in Lier which train will passby?

Thk u for reply.
I'm stupid in Georaphy and a rookie for travel.

Regards
Alex

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  • RE: How to go Lier from Amsterdam

    by K_V_B Online Now Mar 9, 2007 at 5:34 AM

    Lier has a railway station. It is quite easy to get there.
    First of all, forget about the Thalys. This train is not convenient for travel from The Netherlands to Belgium. Take on of the hourly IC services Amsterdam - Brussels, and get out in Berchem (which is a suburb of Antwerp). in Berchem there is a train to Lier at least every hour, which takes about 10 minutes. A possible schedule might look like this:

    +-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+----------------+
    | Station | Arr. | Dep. | Train No | Comments |
    +-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+----------------+
    | Amsterdam CS | | 14:26 | IC 637 | |
    | Antwerpen-Berchem | 16:29 | 16:38 | IR 2916 | |
    | Lier | 16:48 | | | |
    +-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+----------------+

    All these trains run hourly throughout the day, so you can choose when you want to travel. The railway station in Amsterdam will be able to sell you your ticket and print out the schedule for the next departure. A last hint: Tickets for Belgium can be bought from the domestic ticket windows in Amsterdam CS, and even fro mthe new ticket vending machines. No need to join the long queues at the international ticket office.

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    RE: How to go Lier from Amsterdam

    by qaminari Online Now Mar 9, 2007 at 12:24 PM

    I too would advise you to select connections involving IC not THA, but you can select most convenient connection for you by filling in Amsterdam-Centraal and Lier (it will ask you to confirm Lier, no need to change anything just click continue) in here together with your desired date of travel and a rough time: http://www.b-rail.be/int/E/. Total travel time is about 2 1/2 hours.
    There are also such things as maps, you know! Lier is about 20km from the centre of Antwerp, in a SW direction and the suburb of Berchem is also on that side of Antwerp.

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    RE: RE: How to go Lier from Amsterdam

    by irisbe Online Now Mar 11, 2007 at 3:27 AM

    I agree, forget about the Thalys: too expensive and not much profit in time yet.
    Go from Amsterdam to Berchem (Antwerpen), some of the trains might now go directly to Antwerpen Central. Is not really important.
    From both destinations many trains passing over Lier and stopping there. It will take you about 13 minutes?

    I am a bit surprised about your destination :)
    Lier is a nice beautiful little city close to Antwerp and often overlooked.
    I think that your geography is pretty good.

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    Re: How to go Lier from Amsterdam

    by irisbe Online Now May 6, 2008 at 9:06 AM

    Looks like a mass invasion for Lier? :)
    you will all travel together?

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    Re: How to go Lier from Amsterdam

    by irisbe Online Now May 6, 2008 at 9:06 AM

    ooh this is a really old forum threat :)

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