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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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WESTELIJKE EILANDEN
Westelijke Eilanden
Amsterdam

www.kunsteilandenamsterdam.nl


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The Westelijke Eilanden are not very well known to the citizens of Amsterdam and rarely visited by them. The Westelijke Eilanden are three artificial islands created during the 17th century. Their main function was to facilitate maritime commerce and reduce the time involved in international exchanges, providing a better transit for merchandise and goods to the city. Very close to the lively district of Haarlem, these islands are an interlude of peace and well-being. I try to go there at least once a month and I always return refreshed.


Barges moored and flat calm

Anything more transcendental than these islands seems to me impossible. There are no shops, restaurants or noisy businesses here, just a few moored barges and long-time residents of the place overlooking a typical Amsterdam landscape. There are beautiful walks here, passing from one island to another and stopping at each of the bridges. A few hours here restores me completely.

Bickerseiland, Prinseneiland and Realeneiland

These are the names of the 3 small man-made islands created from scratch. Let us hope that the place remains as unfrequented as it currently is: one really has the sense of leaving the city and being in the Dutch countryside. A moment of pure happiness without spending a cent.

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Westelijke Eilanden - Haarlemmerplein - Amsterdam.

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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