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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Paris, Brussels or Antwerp, you must purchase a ticket from Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Schiphol, you must then purchase a ticket to Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

 
 
 
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Rooie Nelis
Laurierstraat 101
Amsterdam

www.caferooienelis.com


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If you like brown cafés (those little Amsterdam cafés with wood counters polished by time and haphazard decoration), stop by Rooie Nelis one evening. It's one of the most authentic ones in the Jordaan neighbourhood.

Blonde Sien's second home

With a little luck, you'll meet Blonde Sien, the grande dame of the establishment, a peppy octogenarian with platinum blonde hair. In 1937, she poured the first draught beer* from the chromed copper tap in the middle of the bar while standing on a stool (she was 10 at the time). Rooie Nelis was her father. The café is her second home. It tells her story, and the story of her family and friends. The walls (and even the ceiling) bear witness. They’re packed with souvenir photos, yellow newspaper clipping and all kinds of posters.

A warm atmosphere

Rooie Nelis has seen a steady stream of popular singers come through its doors since it opened (the young generation of romantic singers, like Danny de Munk, still perform here to an enthusiastic audience at weekends), as well as football and television stars and politicians. It has even welcomed Queen Beatrix! The clientele is no longer strictly local, but the atmosphere hasn't changed. Everyone stills sings together behind the high white curtains with a cool beer or a gin in hand. *: Drinking alcohol can be harmful to your health. Drink in moderation.
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