Trip Start May 25, 2013
31Trip End Jun 23, 2013
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The ultra-modern Frankfurt Flughafen Bahnhof (airport station) is spread over two levels for regional and ICE trains. Open at each end to the weather, it is decidedly icy. I retreat upstairs to sit out the next two hours before boarding a sleek DB train to Amsterdam.
ICE126 skims along at a consistent 270km/h
We stop at Cologne, passing over a wide river which we will soon explore more closely! The footbridge alongside is covered with lovers' padlocks like the Paris Pont des Artes and the impressive Cologne Cathedral sits alongside the station.
Further stops include Düsseldorf, Arnhem and Uttrech before arriving at Amsterdam Centraal Station, a grand polychrome brick building surrounded by canals and bikes.
Yes, we are in Holland!