The high-speed Thalys train provides direct links to 17 cities including Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne in over 50 round-trips a day. It can even take you from Paris to Brussels in less than ninety minutes. For the cost-conscious, it’s recommended that you book your tickets as soon as possible since this train offers advance purchase discounts. So let’s go. Fill in the blanks. You’re practically there.
The Paris Nord Train Station (Gare du Nord) was originally built in 1846. Shortly after, it was rebuilt three times to increase the size of the station due to increasing traffic. The new and improved station was fully functional by 1864. The name was decided with the notion that travelers would be able to travel to Belgium, the Netherlands, Northern Germany and the Scandinavian countries.
And of course that is just what happened, and with the ever-growing high-speed rail network, more and more destinations are reachable from the Paris Nord Train Station.
Bruge Train Stations
After your train ride you arrive at the train station ready to explore! Upon arrival, depending on where you're staying, it's usually not more than a 10-15 minute walk to get to your hotel/hostel as many train stations in Europe are located right in the city center. Plus, arriving in the city center means you're nearby many of the local tourist sights & activities. If you have any questions when you arrive at the station, you will generally find an information booth staffed with English-speaking personnel ready to assist you. Restrooms are usually available at the station, however, be advised that some stations charge a small fee to use the facilities (always a good idea to keep some change in your pocket, just in case!). If you're meeting up with other travelers at the station, you will typically find arrival boards displaying incoming trains with the track/platform numbers and any special notes about the service.