Fancy a trip to Berlin or Brussels? The idea of flying from Schiphol might not seem too appealing to everybody but soon you will be able to take the Belgium to Germany sleeper train that will stop in Amsterdam along the way!
European Sleeper are the company behind the new route and its set to start in the new year. It’s been in the works for a while but changes have been made to the route, so here’s what we know so far.
The train will start (or end) in Brussels, stopping at Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Hannover and Berlin. It was supposed to carry on to Dresden and Prague but there’s some work being carried out on the railway close to Dresden so end of the line will be Berlin.
In fact, the journey won’t be extended to Dresden and Prague until 2024, so we’ll have to wait if we want to snooze our way to the Czech Republic. You might have noticed quite a lot of news around sleeper train in the Netherlands recently and it seems like their popularity has been growing exponentially.
Perhaps people are tiring of airport queues and tiny seats on aeroplanes. After all, sleeper trains do offer more legroom, the chance to rest properly and actual fresh air. Plus, a proper view of the scenery that the train passes through.
Have you ever tried to fly with a pet? It can be super complicated and often they have so be stowed with the luggage, which can’t be nice for our furry friends.
However, the Belgium to Germany sleeper train will allow pets onboard. The only stipulation is that you’ll have to rent your own. private cabin. So, your pets can stretch their legs and little and look out of the window, which sounds far more preferable to air travel.