Thalys, also known as the red train connects Brussels and the Benelux with destinations in France, Germany and the Netherlands at speeds of up to 300 km/hr. In 2009 Thalys launched a new section of high-speed line, cutting journey times. Today (...)
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday : 6am to 8:35pm Friday: 6am to 9:35pm Saturday: 6am to 8:35pm Sunday: 7:20am to 9:35pm Trains operating in and from this station: High speed trains (TGV, Eurostar, and Thalys), Regional trains, Intercity trains Services: SNCF rail agents, Tourism office, Newsagents, Lounge, Lost and found, Car parking, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Currency exchange, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 10pm Saturday: 9am to 10pm Sunday: 9am to 12am
Trains operating in and from this station: International trains (Eurostar, Thalys, ICE), High speed trains, Intercity, CityNightLine, Regional trains Services: Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
The high speed red Thalys trains take travellers between France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and the journey between Paris and Amsterdam takes about 3 hours. There are two levels of service on-board. Comfort 1 passengers enjoy an in-seat meal and Comfort 2 passengers can take refreshments in the buffet bar. Both of them benefit from a free Wifi access, with a Flexi fare in 2nd Class.
Paris Gare du Nord is in the centre of the city with easy access on public transport. Passengers aboard the Thalys in Paris and enjoy the ride to the city of canals. Arriving in Amsterdam, travellers will find the station on the banks of the River IJ and the city centre a short walk away. Most central hotels can be reached by foot but there are ferries, trams, buses, bikes and taxis outside the station. A regular airport service leaves from this station too.
Between Paris and Amsterdam a point to point ticket is the best option but for travellers who want to explore further afield throughout The Netherlands and beyond, there are several other options. For example, a Eurail Benelux-France pass will give unlimited train travel in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
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Amsterdam has something for every visitor. For culture vultures there is the museum of Van Gogh, or the Rijksmuseum. For those who love history, there is Anne Frank’s house, or boat tours along the canals. For those who like to shop there are plenty of interesting streets to explore and for those who want to relax before going out there’s the cafes and restaurants buzzing with friendly chatter.
From Amsterdam, the rest of Europe is easily accessible by train. Take the Thalys to Germany or Brussels or explore the rest of The Netherlands’ pretty countryside, hiring bikes to explore small villages.