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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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LUCHTSINGEL
Entrée du Delftsehof
Rotterdam
+ 31 (0) 102339409
www.luchtsingel.org


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Luchtsingel (air canal), the name of this bridge, is the first city initiative of Rotterdam that came to life in 2011. It’s a wooden bridge of 390 meters that goes through a building and is crossing the busy Hofplein in the centre of Rotterdam. Thanks to the bridge, Rotterdam Noord, an upcoming vibrant district, is now easily accessible on foot.


A bridge full of names


In 2011 the inhabitants of Rotterdam could vote for the best City Initiatives which were devised by people from Rotterdam. The plan with the most votes would get money from the municipality. The plan for the Luchtsingel, was the first project that actually won. Despite the inevitable struggles, the plan was quickly rolled out in 2012 and since then the bridge is a fact. The wooden footbridge is not only funded by the municipality, but also by businesses and residents from Rotterdam. A wooden plank could be purchased for 25 euros a piece and for that amount they also engraved your name in it. My boyfriend and I did so and now we are forever immortalized in town. So romantic! Nowadays the bridge is filled with names of people and companies that did the same.


Yellow zebra stripes


The bridge is not completely finished yet. Therefore the organization continues to build the bridge in the course of 2014. Nevertheless, you can already cross the bridge. Follow the yellow zebra stripes from central station and you will find it. It’s as easy as that!



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