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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.

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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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Château de la Hulpe
Chaussée de Bruxelles 111
La Hulpe
+ 32 (0) 26340930
chateaudelahulpe.wallonie.be


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A quarter of an hour outside Brussels, the Parc de la Hulpe and its castle is a great place to go for a long walk in the open air. I have put together a route there with the help of the Domaine Solvay, for young and old alike.

In the Vallée de l’Argentine


At the entrance to the park, overlooking the Chaussée de Bruxelles, walk along by the Ruisseau de l’Argentine stream. The paths in the park are surrounded by flora in its natural state to preserve the wildlife. Go along the main path. A huge area of grassland and giant sequoias opens up before you. When you get to the Pont de l’embarcadère bridge, turn left and go straight ahead.

Picnic at the Pré des Pettes


Here, there is a meadow with pear trees (pettes, in Walloon) where there is a picnic table. Then continue along the Fond du Chevreuil, and at the fork, turn left. You then emerge into an area of grassland close to the castle.

From the castle to the Trou du Diable


Retrace your steps and go along the Chemin de la Longue Queue. Your destination is the Trou du Diable (devil’s hole), at the bottom of the park. I’ll leave it to you to discover the surprise there. When you come back, walk along the Chemin Madame. I like this route as it means you can cross over the stone bridge on the right. The large lake appears in front of you. And now you can head back, along the Chemin des Pâtures.

Entrance to the park is free of charge every day of the week.


Vanessa, 27 GOURMET

I'm mad about food. I'm a Brussels native by adoption and I started a fun and girly cooking blog. I decrypt all of the new trends that will eventually show up in your plate! My little extra: surprising culinary discoveries I share with you with great zest and appetite.

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