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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

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Granny's finest
Karel Doormanstraat 320
Rotterdam
+ 31 (0) 8700233
www.grannysfinest.com


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Granny’s Finest is a club of knitting grandmothers and a few grandfathers too. The scarves, hats, mittens, hair bands, socks and neckties that they produce each week are sold at the Granny’s Finest shop. Rotterdammers Jip Pulles and Niek van Hengel are the driving force behind this brilliant concept.

Grannies at work

Senior citizens feeling isolated at home. It's a familiar problem. But the young entrepreneurs Jip and Niek have hundreds of grannies knitting for them each week. And it's been a success. There are now over 200 grannies and a few grandpas involved in Granny’s Finest. The group continues to grow and in other cities too, senior citizens are getting together to knit for Granny’s Finest. Would you like to see them 'live’ in action? Then come to the shop on a Friday afternoon, because that's when the regular knitting club meets.

A scarf with a message

All the items sold at the shop come with a label bearing the name of the Granny who made it. There's also a fun little story and a message to whomever is going to wear the hat or scarf.

Important note
The shop on Karel Doormanstraat has become too small, so the grannies will soon be moving to another location. Watch the website for the new address.

Opening hours
Monday - Friday: 10 AM-6 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 12 AM-5 PM

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