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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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Place du Jeu de Balle
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The Place du Jeu de Balle is a great weekend destination, with a flea market and an abundance of crafts and antiques. When the summer season of second-hand goods trade is over, this is an ideal spot to relax and stroll about alone or with friends.

Regeneration


The Marolles district was not always fashionable. A few years ago it was quite dangerous and didn't receive many visitors, but it was recently cleaned up and now has a cosmopolitan and international feel to it. Rue Blaes is a must for its selection of old furniture and vintage clothing. It's best to come early, around 8 am or 9 am, if you want to avoid the late morning rush.

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I like to sit in one of the small cafes on the square and have a beer* on Sunday afternoons. It's easy to while away the hours without getting bored. There's always a relaxed atmosphere and the district is typical of Brussels. The market is open every morning for intrepid bric-a-brac enthusiasts.



* Alcoholic beverages should be consumed in moderation. Please drink responsibly.

Philippe, 38 AESTHETE

My fashion job takes me around the world throughout the year. I love flea markets and hunting for antiques year round, meeting up with friends at art show openings, going to fashion shows and being first to discover a new restaurant.
My little extra: introducing people to the "arty" and underground side of Brussels!"

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