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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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Librairie Peinture Fraiche
Rue de Tabellion 10
Brussels
+ 32 (0) 25371105


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The location favours close encounters. Located in the Châtelain quarter, Peinture Fraîche Bookshop (literally Fresh Paint) is a treat for art lovers with its most complete selection of carefully chosen works. It is always a welcoming place where you are can chatter away about your favourite arts.

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One day when walking with an architect friend of mine, we stumbled across a small shop with an intriguing window. He was drawn to a work devoted to Jean Nouvel and I was attracted to a large volume by the Magnum agency. It was enough to make us push open the door. We had no idea that we'd end up spending two hours there, dreaming before such beautiful works while chatting with a string of characters.

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Peinture fraîche is a bookshop owned by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. If you are looking for a title that's impossible to find in the field of design, decoration, music or any other art, make your way to this place and you're sure to track it down. And if you can't find it there, the super-friendly management will locate it for you. Although there are a variety of paperbacks, the vast majority are high quality and specialist publications. The warm welcome, the excellent selection - there's everything here that your heart desires.

Photo copyright: Gabriel Hahn
Gabriel, 32 TENNIS PRO

I teach tennis in the city and also write about culture for a number of publications. I love to travel and meet people. My city? It's an improv concert in a down-to-earth bar, an exhibition built on a work site, a play performed in the heart of the old city... My little extra: combining sport and culture!

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