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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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Alte Wartesaal
Johannisstraße 11
Cologne
+ 41 (0) 2219128850
www.wartesaal.de


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OK, we're going to stay with Cologne's traditional February atmosphere. Let's go party in THE PLACE TO BE during Carnival: the super iconic "Alter Wartesaal", otherwise known as the "Old Waiting Room".

It's a Carnival must

As soon as you arrive in Cologne, you'll be plunged into the heart of the biggest event of the year: Carnival. The "Alte Wartesaal" can hold up to 1,000 people in its two beautiful rooms (560 and 210 m²). The restaurant, bar, and discotheque make it unique in Cologne, the party place par excellence and a monument of tradition. Known throughout the region, it's one of the only places that stays open all night non-stop: PROST and Kölle Alaaf!!

The old lady saved by love

"Cologne central station" was built between 1857 and 1859 and a huge waiting room was built to separate first class and second class. In the 1920s, His Majesty Wilhelm II turned it into a trendy tea room and restaurant. The station was planned for demolition in the 1980s, but two lovers turned it (with a million marks) into a superb monument to Art Deco. It quickly became popular for all kinds of events year round. It hosts most of the Carnival and its partiers from November through February with a festive and slightly off-the-wall programme of events. Go directly to the train station, you can't miss it.
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The Cologne area provides my daughters and I with real quality of life. I like conviviality, healthy things, crafts and every kind of creativity. Together, we'll explore the side of Cologne that promotes the art of living. My little extra: the art of living.

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