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Old 03-21-2005, 10:52 AM   #1
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all right..here is the deal....flying into brussels from dublin via ryan and arriving at about 5:30 pm. i see that the rail leaves brussels around 8:30 and gets to adam around 11:00 pm. is it possible to get like an hours sleep on a regualr rail seat? is adam an all night city? could i possibly pull an all nighter and sleep a few hours the next mornign at a hostel? i really don't wann blow $50 bux to saty in a brussels hotel. any ideas?
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If you can nap for an hour on a plane, then you shouldn't have a problem on the train. In fact, it's probably easier. You don't have to worry about seatbelts, there's usually more leg room, and you most likely won't be packed in as tightly with your neighbors..

In terms of A'dam being an all night city - it can be, depending on what you're looking for. Most bars and coffeeshops will be closed by 2oo, but there are a number of clubs that go all night, depending on the night of the week. If you're a real trooper, you can walk all over the city in the middle of the night - and other than some parts of the Red Light District, it's pretty safe and eerily quiet and beautiful.. but man, I'd be dead tired.

The question at this point is - where are you going to stow all your stuff until you check into the hostel in the morning? I think they have lockers at Centraal Station, but I can't answer that with authority...
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hmmm....u are very right about the storage! this is quite the quandry. i must hit the guide books at once for alternate plans!!! thanx for the help!
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I am gonna stay at the Sleep Well hostel in Brusells when I am there on my trip (I will be in Europe from May 29 to June 12). It was roughly $20 usd per night. I booked it online with http://www.hostelworld.com . You could always crash there and have a couple Belgian beers before hitting A-dam. I checked my schedules and it appears that trains leave hourly from A-dam to Brussels which to me translate to the same leaving from Brussels to A-dam every hour. You could leave in the morning and have a nice night's rest before hitting A-dam and drinking your nuts off

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thank you...yeah, it sounds good, but i think they only have openings for about 27 euro for the night i am there but what the hell...a nice room between ireland and adam may be worth the extra $

foo, you have to let me know where you'll be, im going from may 24 to june 14
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ok, problem solved....screw brussels....im landing there then jumping the next available rail train to adam...ill get there late but that will be a short night...then 3 full days n nights to check out the city....thanx for the help all
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