They say you can’t properly understand someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. And while this saying might be overused to the point of being trite, I think we can all agree that a little more empathy in the world would go a long way to bridging the gaps in our increasingly polarised society.
Explore iconic railway stations and what to do around
Built between 1881 and 1889, Amsterdam Central Station – known locally as Amsterdam Centraal – is the second busiest railway station in the Netherlands behind Utrecht. As a result, arriving here can be a little bit confusing. But don’t despair, we’re here to guide you to the best and most sustainable places in and around this busy station.
Brussels Midi – Belgium’s busiest railway station – lies at the crossroads of Europe, with trains departing for France, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, including to some of the continent’s most cosmopolitan cities and exciting destinations. While it may not be Europe’s finest railway station, there are still plenty of redeeming qualities for you to discover. So whether you’re taking the Eurostar to London, a TGV to Paris, or an ICE to Frankfurt, here are our top 7 tips for in and around Brussels Midi.
Berlin’s main railway station, the Hauptbahnhof, lies at the heart of Europe with trains departing for Amsterdam and Prague, Moscow and Bern, Vienna and Warsaw. The station is a monument to modernity, a palace of glass – but there’s much more to see than the station itself. So if you’re in the neighbourhood or a passenger passing through, get out and start exploring.
The next time you have a few hours to spare at the Gare de Lyon, don’t waste it in some run-of-the-mill coffeeshop scrolling away on your smartphone – get out and explore! There are several historical highlights close by, as well as great sustainable options for lunch or coffee. Put your luggage in a locker and start discovering. Here are our top ten tips for you.