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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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MAISON CAUCHIE
Rue des Francs, 5
Brussels
+ 32 (0) 27338684
www.cauchie.be


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A stone's throw from the Cinquantenaire, in a narrow and discreet lane, you’ll find the astonishing Maison Cauchie, a pearl in the world of art nouveau. Brussels boasts many buildings from this era, but this residence must be one of the most extraordinary.

Art nouveau treasure


The home of painter, architect and decorator Paul Cauchie had been long abandoned and was falling into disrepair. Along came a passionate couple, Guy and Léone Dessicy, who fell in love with the place and decided to renovate it. Fifteen years later and this treasure of the art nouveau world has regained all of its splendour.

Cauchie and sgraffiti


Unlike Horta, Cauchie produced an architectural style that was characteristically geometric, with the profusion of pictorial decorations such as sgraffiti. This practice, in existence since Antiquity, involves scratching a layer of coloured mortar. The result is jaw-dropping.
Having long admired the beauty of this residence from the outside, the public has been able to explore the interior since 1994. On the ground floor, visitors can delight in the decorative art adorning the walls. Below the ground level, a cellar and workshop have been devoted to paintings by Cauchie and his wife. The enchantment of the place is sure to linger long after you have left.


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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