Aug 21, 2014

Europe 2014: stations

With my plans to visit 8 cities in total, there was no way for me to avoid stations of any sort. And with Europe being a continent big on rail transport, I was more than happy to rely on them as a mean of travelling between cities, especially with my big suitcase..
Rotterdam Centraal Station

Amsterdam Centraal Station

Gent St-Peters Station
Brugge Centraal Station
Most train stations are also trams and buses stations so it was very convenient to change between these three types of transportation. Big or small, all stations are unique. Some are easy to navigate while some are kinda mazes. Some are modern while others are majestic architecture wonders - case in point: Antwerp Centraal Station. 

All counters staff speaks English, so no worries about communication. But one thing is for sure, you need to do your own homework first before approaching them. Most of the stations are crowded and queues are long, so always go early and allow time for queues. 

Overall, I can say that it's not difficult travelling between cities but you need to make sure you know the exact name of the station you need to reach as they tend to be fairly long.

Also, do not forget to verify your ticket before boarding. I made this oversight on my way to Schipol Airport from Utrecht and it cost me very very dearly.

1 comment:

§nóflèk said...

eh how you verify your ticket? i've been going to amsterdam taking trains to office and don't think i ever needed to do this. in fact, you just buy your ticket and get on the train - there's no barrier for which to pass the ticket through, but there will be random checks though...