The high-speed Thalys train provides direct links to 17 cities including Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne in over 50 round-trips a day. It can even take you from Paris to Brussels in less than ninety minutes. For the cost-conscious, it’s recommended that you book your tickets as soon as possible since this train offers advance purchase discounts. So let’s go. Fill in the blanks. You’re practically there.
The Brussels Midi Train Station, also know as the Brussels-Midi/Zuid Station opened in 1869. The current building dates back to 1949 and is one of Europe's principal transportation hubs. It is the ideal starting point for train travel to Germany, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom, as well as being linked to the entire Belgian railway network.
The Paris Nord Train Station (Gare du Nord) was originally built in 1846. Shortly after, it was rebuilt three times to increase the size of the station due to increasing traffic. The new and improved station was fully functional by 1864. The name was decided with the notion that travelers would be able to travel to Belgium, the Netherlands, Northern Germany and the Scandinavian countries.
And of course that is just what happened, and with the ever-growing high-speed rail network, more and more destinations are reachable from the Paris Nord Train Station.