Wednesday, July 15, 2009

From Paris to Amsterdam

I left the Gare du Nord around 8.25 am on the Thalys...

... with my phone and a heavy book...

... all the way to Brussels...

... Antwerp...


... the Dutch countryside...

... Amsterdam at last by 12.35...

... off the train and onto the tram.

22 comments:

If Jane said...

you are great!!!...from a few simple pictures...we followed your journey...;))

MISS GLITZY said...

Enjoy your stay!

Simply Mel said...

oh how i love to depart from the Gare du Nord~

Mary-Laure said...

IF JANE - it's a really nice trip.

SIMPLY MEL - its architecture is spectacular indeed.

J Elaine said...

It was nice to share your journey. I am glad that you arrived safely to Amsterdam. I hope that it will fill you with newness and inspiration. I will be reading your posts!

Sam said...

Wow! Thank you! I'm enjoying your trip!!

Debra said...

What a fabulous journey. Enjoying the photos. Have a great time.

Joyce said...

Have fun!!! xoxo

mardi said...

Great post! I LOVE train travel in Eurpoe - the Thalys is a nice train too!

A World in a PAN said...

Great sequence! You tell a story with pictures and a few words. Enjoy your stay.

Sammi said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful journey that looks.

Mary-Laure said...

MARDI - yes, riding trains in Europe in wonderful. I'm also a huge fan of the Eurostar!

Esti said...

Estos últimos meses he estado muy liada y no he tenido tiempo de pasar por aquí tan a menudo como me habría gustado. Y ahora que vengo a tu blog me llevas de viaje contigo! Gracias :)

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Love the Dutch countryside (one of my best friends lives there). Thank you for taking us on your trip!

DaisyChain said...

I love love love Amsterdam.

Mary-Laure said...

BEVERLY - yes, me too, it's so green and pretty. Too bad I couldn't snap a pic of windmills...

DAISY - it's one of my very favorite cities in the world!

J Elaine said...

I like Thalys. I LOVE the Eurostar like you, Marie-Laure. My opinion of the latter almost changed when I spent ten hours stuck in the chunnel with no electricity. Gosh it was dark! They restored my affection by permitting me to bring my beloved bicycle from London to Paris for a tiny fee.

J Elaine said...

For anyone interested in bringing a bicycle from London to Paris (or vice versa)... the service is called 'registered baggage' and there is no reservation required. Simply bring the bicycle to St Pancras train station in London before your train departs. I think the fee is ten euros. You will have 24 hours to recuperate the bike from Gare du Nord.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Oh, have fun, I remember having the best tomato soup and cheese sandwich in Amsterdam...and of course the Van Gogh Museum was memorable as well.Can't wait to hear your adventures.

Mary-Laure said...

J ELAINE - I had no idea it's possible to take a bike on the Eurostar and for so little money too, thanks for the tip!

D. MOLL - oh yes, cheese sandwiches and tomato soups are my favorite and so delicious here...

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please sir said...

Wow...sounds like a great trip!