Travel by train on the high-speed line that connects Paris to Brussels in 1 hour 22 minutes and Paris to Amsterdam in 3 hours 16 minutes. Thalys is the definite choice for those looking to travel between France, Belgium, the Netherlands and select locations in Germany in comfort and style. Thalys offers frequent departures on its most popular routes, including up to 24 daily departures between Paris and Brussels, as well as, 11 departures between Paris and Amsterdam. Plus, Thalys trains offer exceptional services including high quality catering, on-board WiFi and more.
Eurail pass holders can travel on Thalys high speed trains with the purchase of a Thalys E-Passholder Reservation. Select Reservation and enter the Thalys route you would like to book.
Two large items up to 158cm (sum of length + width + height) and 32kg in weight each, plus one carry-on bag are permitted.
If you are traveling with a child, you are permitted to take a pushchair on board in addition to your baggage allowance.
Bicycles that are 85cm in length or less are allowed on board as part of your luggage if folded or have the saddle, handlebars and wheels removed.
Small dogs and domestic animals can travel free of charge if they travel in a carrier of maximum size 55 x 30 x 30 cm. Dogs that are not in a cage are only allowed on board with a “dog” fare ticket.
There are special seating areas for passengers traveling in a wheelchair. Passengers with disabilities should advise SNCB 48 hours prior to departure time and should arrive 60 minutes before the train is scheduled to leave the station in order to facilitate their assistance.
A Unesco World Heritage Site, this Belgian landmark is known as one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. Originally serving as a merchants market in the 1300s, it is now home to cafés, a summer flower market and different types of entertainment throughout the year.
Van Gogh Museum:
This museum, located in Amsterdam, houses the world’s biggest Van Gogh collection with over 200 paintings and 500 sketches from the famous artist, as well as a selection of works from his friends and contemporaries.
Travel across Europe in a few short hours. Enjoy the atmosphere of some of Europe’s most beautiful towns as you walk past 350 miniature models and sites that capture the spirit of Europe.
This Parisian square hosts a number of museums including the Musée de l’Homme and the Musée de la Marine. It is also situated directly across the river from the Eiffel Tower, offering a picturesque view.
A must-see in Paris, this museum is home to masterpieces including Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. It is the world’s largest museum, so be sure to plan a route of what you would like to see!