From Amsterdam to London by train in just 4 hours!

A few days ago the new Eurostar train arrived at Amsterdam Central station, where it continued its way to London in just 4 hours.

The train was filled with VIP’s for now, as the train made its first ever direct trip to London and back. You need to wait just a little while (until the end of April to be exact) until you can board the new Eurostar. Are you ready for shopping in London, check our 3-day London Guide!

The train speeds up to 300kmh and will eventually take around 4 hours to get from Amsterdam to London. Previously there was an extra stop in Brussels where you needed to get your passports checked, and this takes around 1 hour extra. Eurostar was planning to change these international agreements a while ago, but apparently this took a little longer than expected.

The comfort of train travel

Reasons to travel to London by train

  • It’s better for the environment
  • You arrive in London’s city centre
  • It’s comfortable and easy (no long waiting lines, easy check in, comfortable seats)

Tickets are already made available to buy, and are as cheap as €40,- for a single fare. Book early if you want to catch this cheap fare though. Sure, taking the plane is faster, but not so great for the environment, and if you have a fear of flying (like I do!), this is such a great option!

See you in London baby!



Looking for Off the Beaten Track destinations?

This train station runs for just one girl.

Pretty cool. Your very own train. Well, kind of! The Kyu-Shirataki train station in Japan is open for just one girl.
This girl lives in Hokkaido, a Japanese island with a small population. Only 36 people live in her neighborhood but she is the only one of her age that goes to school every day.

Japanese train station open for one girl

“The train station basically ensures that Kana Harada is getting her education” 

Kana Harada is the only person getting on this train and runs twice a day for 35 minutes back and forth. Weird? Well, we think it’s great! Education is very important in Japan and this just shows that. The train basically ensures that Kana Harada is getting her education. 
The station was build in 1955 to take the children to school. So when she graduates in March 2016, the train station will shut down after all these years.
This is kind of sad but how amazing that the train is running just for her. 

She will be the last passenger on this train, ever.

Watch the video here: