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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

Select Rotterdam station

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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Café-restaurant Open
Westerdoksplein 20
Amsterdam
+ 31 (0) 206201010
www.open.nl


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Is it a bridge, a mislaid wagon, a greenhouse up high or all three? One thing is for sure: Open café-restaurant is certain to make an impression.

Like it's levitating


I noticed it a good while ago. On arriving at Amsterdam station, I often wondered what it would be like to have a coffee or eat in this striking location, seemingly levitating alongside the rail track. And now I can tell you. There's a relaxed feel to the place, with French-Italian cuisine and excellent value for money, plus the view is worth the detour (hardly surprising!). Sightseeing boats pass at your feet, Thalys trains are at eye level and you can even see the chef working away in his open kitchen.

A former railway bridge


Launched in 2008, Open is positioned on a turning railway bridge dating back to 1920 which formerly lead to a station yard. The city was looking for a new home for the disused bridge and found just the thing with this project, the elegant lines of which are down to Dutch architect, Pi de Bruijn. Since its conversion, the bridge has remained constantly open, hence the name of the establishment. The interior is minimalist with white everywhere, except for apple green sofas and a few bright red lamps. In summer, the folding windows when opened form the outline of a pretty streamer. It's not a suitable venue for excitable children, but on your own or with friends it's really rather nice.



Open Monday to Thursday from noon till 1 a.m., Friday from noon till 2 a.m. and Saturday from 17:00-02:00. Closed on Sundays. Lift available for those with disabilities.


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I’m the mother of two supercharged children. I’ve also been living a great love affair with Holland for the past 20 years! I’ll take you to places in Amsterdam that will make you feel good, where the products and the welcome are high quality and where, most importantly, you’ll never stress out. Ready to go?

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