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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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No tourist visit to Cologne should omit the Chocolate Museum. Ideally situated on the banks of the Rhine, this visit, both educational and delicious, perfectly complements a tour of the old town and/or a riverside walk.

Chocolate Museum

The Chocolate Museum emerged from the imagination of a Cologne chocolatier. Built in 1993 in the shape of a glass boat on the banks of the Rhine, the new building preceded the architectural renovation of the old port district of Rheinauhafen. This district can be easily identified by its three “crane buildings” overhanging the Rhine, which are now an essential part of Cologne’s skyline.

A journey of the senses

The exhibition at the Chocolate Museum invites visitors to travel through continents and time, to understand how the cocoa bean is transformed into chocolate. In the “treasure room”, visitors discover that pre-Colombian civilizations saw chocolate as a “drink of the Gods” and used it as both a cure and a mode of payment. Children and grown-ups are immersed in the tropical environment of cocoa in a 10-metre high greenhouse, while testing their sense of smell at the scents station and observing how a mini chocolate factory (compared to the size of the actual factory) works, making 400kg of chocolate per day. The visit ends with a tasting session at the chocolate fountain.

Coralie, 31 JOURNALIST BY DAY

I'm a translator and editor for several publications and I love the hidden side of the city, its secret gardens, its discrete gourmet restaurants and its new, high-design spots. Outings with my friends end late at night. My little extra: a dynamic, fun and really trendy Cologne!

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