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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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Alte Feuerwache
Melchiorstr. 3
Cologne

www.altefeuerwachekoeln.de


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Die alte Feuerwache is an “old fire house” that has been converted into a neighbourhood cultural centre. It’s a friendly place that offers a varied programme.

Saved from demolition


Located in a quiet area (Nippes) that is attracting more new residents, the old fire house was slated for demolition. However, local residents and associations joined forces to take over the place. The fire house has been converted into an independently-managed neighbourhood centre that stands apart due to its authentic architecture (old buildings are rare in Cologne) and its friendly atmosphere.

A lively place, open to all


The centre is well-known outside the Nippes area. Since it offers a space that can be used for many purposes, the Alte Feuerwache opens its doors to a wide range of activities and events: exhibitions, plays, creative workshops, as well as sports and remedial classes for local schoolchildren. The monthly high point of this busy schedule is the flea market, one of the most popular ones in Cologne. Finally, it is a place where you can also relax and do nothing at all, at its friendly bar and restaurant.


Coralie, 31 JOURNALIST BY DAY

I'm a translator and editor for several publications and I love the hidden side of the city, its secret gardens, its discrete gourmet restaurants and its new, high-design spots. Outings with my friends end late at night. My little extra: a dynamic, fun and really trendy Cologne!

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