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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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It's one of the internationally known symbols of Brussels. Often described as the most beautiful square in the world, the Grand-Place is a required stop for anyone visiting the capital!

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Always busy, and for pedestrians only, the Grand-Place is the very heart of Brussels. Lined by corporation houses, City Hall and the Maison du Roi, its ornamental riches are of stunning beauty. The square is covered with a huge 1,800m² carpet of flowers every even year on August 15th. It’s an event I rarely miss. Unfortunately, there will be no flower carpet in 2015, but you should already mark your calendar the year after. On the other hand, the Manneken-Pis and the statue of Everard't Serclaes are right next door and can be seen 365 days a year!

UNESCO

The square's extraordinary universal value earned it a place in the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list in 1998. It has joined the pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal of India and the Acropolis in Greece and must be protected to ensure that it will be enjoyed by future generations. Let's hope that they can continue to enjoy for a long time to come!

Sophie, 31 FASHION ADDICT

I work as a fashion consultant, tear through the papers every morning, race off to concerts whenever I can and claim ""belgitude"" as a guarantee of original quality! My little extra: new shops, trendy concept-stores, organic restaurants and artists' workshops.

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