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5 Must-Reads for Your Next Train Journey

5 Must-Reads for Your Next Train Journey

Uncategorized | February 2, 2018

There’s no better way to travel the world than by train, and there’s no better companion for an incredible rail vacation than a good book. Take the scenic route and lose yourself between the pages of these five must-read novels aboard your next Railbookers journey.

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Walking Through Amsterdam

Uncategorized | October 31, 2013

After a five-year break from Amsterdam, I was very excited to return for a more civilized stay in the city. During my previous journey I had opted to fly as I wasn’t aware of the great train connections to Amsterdam from London, with the Eurostar and Thalys service. I was pleasantly surprised with the journey and was grateful that I only had to be there half an hour before checking in at St Pancras, rather than a soul destroying two-hour check in at my local airport!

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Amsterdam by train from London

Uncategorized | June 11, 2012

Amsterdam is a city built around its people, in fact the tourist board slogan is I Amsterdam. It doesn’t have an Eiffel Tower, an Empire State Building or a Shard to capture people’s attention (it may be thankful of the latter). What it does have is a free spirit, an undying pride in its civil liberties; a great heritage and community, all of which combine to provide an atmosphere that make it one of the most unique cities of the world.

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Amsterdam, Cologne, Luxembourg & the Mosel Valley

Uncategorized | August 15, 2011

I had a hectic schedule for this trip, beginning with a 7:30 Eurostar from London and a follow on Thalys at 11:50 to Amsterdam. The Thalys train shortens the journey to Amsterdam by an hour and in my experience it is certainly worth the additional cost. Not only do you arrive in Amsterdam faster, but the train is very comfortable. The cost of an upgrade to first is also very affordable, and comes with lounge access (after signing up for a free membership) and a meal.

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First Class Adventures in Europe!

Uncategorized | November 9, 2010

On a recent trip to Amsterdam via Belgium, I decided to live a little and splash some cash on first class travel for my Thalys connections from Belgium to Amsterdam. So off I set on the Eurostar to Brussels, and with a short wait in the exclusive Thalys Lounge at Gare Du Midi in Brussels, soon I was being ushered off to my platform keen to experience first class travel.

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Amsterdam and Berlin

Uncategorized | February 27, 2010

With the advent of high speed rail travel, visiting Germany’s famous capital Berlin by train is an increasingly popular option, and one Matt and I were keen to explore. Before this however, we decided to take the opportunity to try out the new high speed rail links to the Netherlands, with Brussels to Amsterdam in particular having been reduced to a 1h 53m journey at the start of 2010.

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