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.
If you want to travel from Brussels in Belgium to Amsterdam in The Netherlands by train you can choose the Thalys or the Eurostar. But you need to reserve a seat. You don’t on the intercity train called the Benelux.
The French ministry of Ecological Transition and Solidarity has granted Eurostar France SAS a license to operate trains on its rail network.
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.
Welcome, 2019. A special year. Fifty years ago, in June 1969, patrons of The Stonewall Inn in New York grew tired of yet another raid by the police. Gay, lesbians, bisexuals and mostly: transgenders, transvestites and dragqueens fought back. Those were the Stonewall Riots.
After visiting Het Spoorwegmuseum railway museum in Utrecht and staying at Van Der Valk Hotel Hoorn in Hoorn, Danny and I took a ride on the Stoomtram. This steamtram or tram engine is more like a light rail train than a tram or streetcar you see in urban environments.
As Timothy and I had been planning to take a ride on the Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik for a long time we decided to do this in the weekend of 11th November.
Opened in 1954, Het Spoorwegmuseum or Railway Museum in Utrecht is the – you guessed it – railway museum of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) in The Netherlands.
There we go. The Dutch government wants to introduce a flight tax of 7 euros per plane ticket, regardless of the destination or the ticket price. It’s no surprise.
The NMBS / SNCB, the railway company of Belgium, is studying the possibility to stop at Antwerp Central railway station. The Flemish newspaper De Standaard had a peek at an advanced draft of the upcoming management agreement between the Belgian government and NMBS /SNCB.