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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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Bigger than Christmas


In the Netherlands, there’s one character who is more important than Father Christmas, and that’s Saint Nicholas. Celebrated by families on 5 December, he arrives with great ceremony in Amsterdam every year in the middle of November on a boat filled with presents. He then goes around the city on his white horse, accompanied by fanfares and more than 350 happy clowns wearing multi-coloured costumes, who hand out little delicacies. To welcome him, children get dressed up (my little one has already coloured his mitre and it’s only August!).

A unique atmosphere


The whole city enjoys the Saint Nicholas festivities for three weeks: the shop windows are decorated with effigies of him and the cake shops churn out their specialities: chocolate letters, pepernoten (little cinnamon-scented cakes) and taai-taai (an aniseed flavoured delicacy). You really shouldn’t deprive yourself!

Feast of Saint Nicholas, his festive arrival by boat at the maritime museum, followed by procession into the city

Entertainment every day in the city centre up to and including 5 December.


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