REVIEW | Thalys Lounge at Brussels South/Midi station

Thalys, the high speed train company, offers a lounge in a selected number of train stations. Gaining access to one of their lounges is actually fairly easy. I got to check out the lounge at Brussels South/Midi station.

A weekend in Paris

In January I accompanied Bert and Wim to a Vladimir Cosma concert at Le Grand Rex. A perfect excuse for a weekend in Paris.

Antwerp – Brussels – Paris in Thalys Comfort 1

Thalys is the brand name for high speed trains connecting The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. At the end of January Bert, Wim and I travelled from Antwerp to Paris to attend a concert by film music composer Vladimir Cosma at Le Grand Rex.

Antwerp to Zug by train

My sister lives in Zug, which means ‘train’ in German. So obviously, as a train enthusiast I took the train to Zug. Mit dem Zug nach Zug.

The final stretch, a Lyrical return home

After a wonderful 17 days of travelling across 4 different countries in a whole bunch of different trains, it was time to board my last 3 trains and return home.

Travelling in Thalys Premium

For my last trip to the Intercontinental Dusseldorf we travelled there on the Thalys train from Paris Nord to Essen Hbf (D), on the stretch between Brussels South and Dusseldorf Hbf. Of course we first had to position ourselves from Antwerp to Brussels, for this we used an S1 service as on this sunday morning…

Low-cost, long-haul trains to conquer Europe?

Getlink, formerly Eurotunnel, works on low-cost trains between France and the United Kingdom. It’s inspired by other low-cost rail links in Europe, Le Journal Du Dimanche (France) and De Standaard (Belgium) write. What are those continental examples?