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train and luggage

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train and luggage

Hi all

We want to take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels and have been told that we will not be able to take large suitcases on board.

Does anyone know if this is true and/or have a way around it?


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< Does anyone know if this is true ? >

It isn't - though there are certain limits.

Here are the rules for the Thalys high-speed trains thalys.com/be/…luggage

... and Belgian Railways b-rail.be/nat/…index.php

I cannot immediately find anything on Dutch Railways website that mentions limits on the size of bags that may be carried.

See also www.nshispeed.nl/en/before-you-go/luggage

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There are no limits on luggage size on the Intercity trains.



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Just keep in mind that being allowed and able doesn't necessarily mean you'd want to do it. Might depend on your definition of "large" and how comfortable you are possibly having to leave your case in a rack out of your line of sight. Or standing next to it between cars if needed. There can be limited clearances in overhead or seating areas too. Getting large cases onto the trains and down the aisles is a huge hassle, especially since large cases also tend to be heavy as well. You need to avoid blocking aisles and if the train is very full, you won't have the option of taking up a seating area for your luggage. You'll also likely incur the irritation and ire of fellow travelers if your bags are in their way. Will you see people doing it? Of course. Is it necessary sometimes? Of course, especially if you're traveling with children. But if you have the choice, avoiding a large case always makes traveling easier, even if it means splitting it into two smaller cases that can be more easily stowed but then "stacked" on top of each other for handling off the train.

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