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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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Alcazar
Bismarckstraße 39a
Cologne


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Alcazar is a local institution, much loved by the people of Cologne for its no-nonsense atmosphere and excellent food.

The secret of longevity

Located in the heart of the Belgian Quarter, on the ground floor of a distinctive, wedge-shaped corner building – even the balconies are triangular- the Alcazar doesn't try to compete with the surrounding shops and restaurants to be the trendiest or most cutting-edge. No intimidating design or pretentious menus; the accent here is on simple recipes and a relaxed atmosphere.

Two seasons to make the scene

There are two seasons you won't want to miss at Alcazar. The first one is the "5th season". Alcazar is a bastion of the traditional Carnival festivities, when Cologne residents of all ages join in, no matter how small the space. You may have to wait several hours to squeeze in with the revellers, who pack the restaurant. In summer (the second season not to be missed), Alcazar sets up a lovely terrace that's highly popular. People easily end up sharing tables, conversation, and the all-round great atmosphere.
Coralie, 31 JOURNALIST BY DAY

I'm a translator and editor for several publications and I love the hidden side of the city, its secret gardens, its discrete gourmet restaurants and its new, high-design spots. Outings with my friends end late at night. My little extra: a dynamic, fun and really trendy Cologne!

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