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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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La Gare d'Anvers Central
Koningin Astridplein 27
Antwerp
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When you arrive in Antwerp, you can’t miss it. I stop here weekday mornings, and evenings on the way back from work, and it’s where I love to hide out when I’ve missed my train. The station building is so grand and it’s always great for people watching. According to the specialised British trade journal ‘Railway Terminal World’, Antwerp Central Station is one of the 10 most beautiful railway stations in the world.

A cathedral for the rails


The cathedral of the railways is the nickname for Antwerp Central, and it is much more than a station. You won’t find such an impressive, unique piece of architecture in any other European city. This terminal for Belgium’s oldest railway line is situated smack in the middle of the urban landscape of Antwerp. Its breathtaking entry hall in baroque style and wrought iron facades were created by L. Delacenserie, when the building was constructed in 1905. The interior is richly inlayed with over 20 different types of marble and stone. The vaulted roof in iron and glass bathes the interior in light.

Diamonds and events


The station includes tracks on three levels and a diamond gallery that houses some 30 jewellery shops. Outside, it is surrounded by the Antwerp Zoo and the diamond district. The building is frequently used for exhibitions and even as a party venue for fashion events and the like. When you step off the Thalys you’ll want to spend a few minutes feasting your eyes on this monument steeped in history!
Marie-France, 32 Public relations manager

Born in Africa, I've lived between Europe, the United States and my homeland. A real mix of cultures! I'm always connected to social networks and on the lookout for great fashion, lifestyle, music and outing deals. I work in Antwerp as a public relations manager. I'm also a presenter for a TV music channel. My little extra: I like to get out and meet people.

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