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Let the good times roll on a skating Traincation to Amsterdam

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Roller Skating

By Emily Rycroft

Amsterdam isn’t just about cafés and the Red Light District – the city has so much more to offer, including some beautiful green areas. So why not take a Traincation to the ‘dam and let the good times roll…


VondelparkWhat’s on?
It’s time to get a bit retro and don your skates for a day of rolling around. Inline skating in Vondelpark (pictured) is a fantastic way to see this stunning park, and is also great exercise. You can rent skates, protective pads and helmets for around €15 for the day. See here for more details. You can even book a starter lessons if you’re feeling a bit shaky on your feet!


Thalys Train BreakfastGetting there
Nowadays the train from London to Amsterdam takes around the same time as flying! Take a morning Eurostar to Brussels, then the hourly InterCity train or a high-speed Thalys train onto Amsterdam in just over four hours. You can even grab a yummy continental brunch (pictured) on the train. Centre to centre, flying takes around four hours so there really is no excuse. Plus on a train you won’t have to worry about any silly 100ml rules or getting ripped off by local taxis.


Green People Exotic Reviving Trio Travel Size Gift Set Traincation tip

Revive yourself on the night train with this gorgeous trio travel size set from Green People. It contains three limited edition organic lotions for women in travel sizes. At only £20.80 you can indulge in a rich, nourishing body moisturiser, a reviving shower wash with cranberry, apricot and pomegranate, and a rejuvenating face moisturiser too!


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Pics: PA Images, Brunchez and Gastev

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