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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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Noorderlicht
t.t. Neveritaweg 33
Amsterdam
+ 31 (0) 204922770
www.noorderlichtcafe.nl


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This café restaurant is named after one of its best features: the northern light. On the north shore of the IJ, its green terrace faces south towards the city. It’s a peaceful place to enjoy a drink on the grass in the sun.


When I moved into my new district, to the north of Westerpark, I tried to acquaint myself with the surrounding area. It was when I was taking the ferry to the northern shore of the IJ that I discovered the Noorderlicht, a kind of large plastic conservatory housing a restaurant, a bar and a pool room in which smoking was permitted*.

A unique location



It is located in one of those unlikely Amsterdam places, the old naval NDSM shipyards, the huge sheds and brownfield areas of which are occupied by squatter artists, as well as being used as housing for students and media company offices. What I like about it is the embankment with the waterside terrace. Service is cool and orders are brought to you as long as you’ve placed the sign with your order number next to you on the grass.

Pleasant summer afternoons


My favourite time is when the sun is setting and the lights of the city start coming on on the other side of the river. And when nightfall arrives, you can eat in the cosy interior with its comfortable armchairs and soft lighting. Once again, I prefer to stay outside. Sometimes, in summer, regulars light fires made from pallets, which helps to draw out a pleasant summer’s afternoon.

Opening hours: every day from 11 am to midnight



* Smoking seriously damages your health. Smoking kills.

Alix, 40 GEEK

I spend a lot of time in front of the computer, but I prefer to be followed on a bicycle than on Twitter. I love Amsterdam for...its little streets, riches, treasures and all of the spots where you can get a really good beer. Follow the guide! My little extra: discovering nature

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