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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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DE BIJENKORF
De Bijenkorf - Dam 1
Amsterdam
+ 31 (0) 9000919
www.debijenkorf.nl


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“Bijenkorf” means hive in Dutch, and people in a hurry are often found bustling about among the aisles of this department store as Christmas approaches. It’s the ideal place to gather nectar from its various floors and for giving way to temptation when you see the enticing gift ideas on offer. It’s not often I come out of there empty-handed.

A Dutch institution

De Bijenkorf is not new to the Netherlands. Established in 1870 by Simon Goudsmit, this chain of department stores is a real shopping mecca for those who go there. It now has twelve branches worldwide, but its store at Dam Square in Amsterdam continues to be the most popular and most visited. The architecture of the building is itself worth going to see. Its selection of goods is rigorous and faultless: items don’t go on sale unless they’re good quality. As well as the luxury brands you’ll find on the ground floor, you’ll also love some of the more affordable items, from clothing to books, and including household goods. It is also open on Sundays, which means you avoid the Saturday hordes.

An eventful history

Having burned down on several occasions, De Bijenkorf resisted the German occupation during the Second World War, which places it firmly in the hearts of Amsterdam’s residents. It has also gained the status of royal establishment.

Open on Mondays and Sundays from 11 am to 7 pm.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 7 pm.
Thursdays from 10 am to 9 pm and Saturdays from 9.30 am to 7 pm.


Romain, 35 ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

I love Amsterdam's open spirit. It's easy to meet people and have rich, interesting conversations. The heart of the city is bubbling over with cultural initiatives, secret restaurants and nature routes that relax you in no time. I want to share it all with you!

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