Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Travelling by trains in Netherlands is easier than in Sweden. In Sweden you need to have different cards for each region, in Netherlands you can use same OV-chipkaart all over the country.
The price is decided on the distance you travel, you need to check in and out each time taking public transport. 
 Back to the train, this is inside a Sprinter SLT train. The train is manufactured by Bombardier/Siemens and is based on DB Class 425 train. They were built between years 2007 and 2012.
 Arriving to Naarden-Bussum station.
 Naarden is an example of a star fort if seeing from above.

 Nearby airport Schiphol is receiving the biggest passenger plane Airbus A380.
 Close to Naarden, there is Muiderslot, a castle from 1370.

 Arriving to Amsterdam Central station.
 A Thalys PBA train, a slightly older one than PBKA.

 Besides Intercity and Sprinter, there is also a service called Intercity direct trains running on the new high speed line HSL Zuid between Schiphol airport and Rotterdam.
 The train is using TRAXX locomotives and ICR coaches.
 Amsterdam Central station. To the left is the ICE train to Frankfurt.

 Arriving to Zandvoort aan Zee station.
 Zandvoort is a major sand beach resort in Netherlands, and the train station is just next to the beach.

 The train back from Zandvoort.
 Arriving to Haarlem station. The railway between Amsterdam and Haarlem was the first one built in Netherlands.
 The station is now a Rijksmonument (a national heritage site).
 At the station there is a library.
 Former waiting halls for different train classes.
 Now you can join a Salsa course at the station.

 Back in the train, seeing the green fields of Netherlands.
 Arriving to a Anna Paulowna railway station, named after Russian wife of King Willam II of Netherlands.

 Back to the NS VIRM train.
 Arriving at Zaandam station.
 Interesting architecture can be found here.

 Trafic light in Utrecht with famous little rabbit Nijntje.

 Gouda station.
 Amsterdam central.

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