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Travelling from Paris Nord via Schiphol to Zwolle

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Sydney, Australia
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Travelling from Paris Nord via Schiphol to Zwolle

Booking tickets for this journey, but noticed that change at Schiphol airport to train that takes us to Zwolle is only 9 minutes from time we arrive on Thalys train to the departure time for next local train. Cant find details of platforms at Schiphol - hoping that the connection is only directly opposite (on same platform). Hope someone can help, as not sure if platform was too far we could make train with bags etc.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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1. Re: Travelling from Paris Nord via Schiphol to Zwolle

Should be easy enough. You can ask the conductor or an NS agent on the platform.

Even if you miss it there are 4 per hour to Zwolle departing from Platform 1-2.

Amsterdam, The...
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2. Re: Travelling from Paris Nord via Schiphol to Zwolle

Fairly sure that that the Thalys arrives at platform 1 or 2 which is where the direct train to Zwolle leaves as Pala said. It's possible that due to operational reasons one of them might use platform 3 but to change is simply a matter of using the escalator or lift up and over.

Trains in NL don't hae reservations though so you could stop over in the airport for as long as you like and get a coffee or a bite to eat if you wanted. Just catch the next available train.

http://www.ns.nl/reisplanner-v2/index.shtml will gie you all the info you need.

Sydney, Australia
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3. Re: Travelling from Paris Nord via Schiphol to Zwolle

Thank you both- very good info.

Amersfoort, The...
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4. Re: Travelling from Paris Nord via Schiphol to Zwolle

As Ron has said, you "should" be on the same platform. If not the change is easy.

That said, speaking as someone who does that journey frequently. Even with the slightly longer stopover time, it is better 90% of the time to get off the Thalys at Rotterdam and get the direct train to Zwolle from there. That train actually starts in Rotterdam so even if you are travelling in rush hour you'll always get a seat and you'll be much more likely to be able to sit together.

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5. Re: Travelling from Paris Nord via Schiphol to Zwolle

Great will look into

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