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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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La tour de Ransdorp
Ransdorp
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For someone who comes from a hilly country like mine, the landscapes of the Netherlands are exotic. The polders, showing off their green finery as far as the eye can see, are fascinating, and I never tire of them.

In the heart of the countryside

The tower of Ransdorp looks out over the village of the same name in northern Amsterdam. Though still a part of Amsterdam, the village and surrounding area are very pastoral. Sheep, greenery and wateringues make up the bulk of the landscape.
The village of Ransdorp is just 8 kilometres from the central railway station, and is a nice place to go for a little Sunday afternoon bike ride. Sunday is also the day that an association opens the doors to the church tower. For a small fee, you can visit the small local museum there and also enjoy the view. From its 32 metre summit, there is a great view over the polders in the region as well as the city of Amsterdam, from a slightly unusual viewpoint. When the weather’s nice, you can go and see the town of Almere, which is 30 km away on the other side of the lake of Marken.

Off the beaten track


The other benefit of the tower of Ransdorp is its location, close to the city but well off the beaten tourist track. No buses go there so there are no hordes of tourists, and the village doesn’t have any shops or restaurants to draw them in. It’s just a peaceful and pleasant place so spend a Sunday afternoon.
Open Saturday and Sunday from April to October, 11 am to 5 pm.
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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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