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Using SNCB website to buy Amsterdam to Brussels ticket

Jun 12th, 2009, 07:34 PM
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Using SNCB website to buy Amsterdam to Brussels ticket

Is it possible to use SNCB's website to buy a ticket for a Thalys train from Amsterdam to Brussels? [SNCB's site is in English while NS's Highspeed site is in Dutch].
I worked my way through the booking process up to step 3 (order) and it let me input and select a train from Amsterdam to Brussels even though I read somewhere on their website that the train had to originate in Belgium.
Also, if I use the "Home Printing" option, does the ticket have to be printed on A4 paper in order to be valid or can I use US standard letter-size paper and let Adobe Reader scale the pdf document to fit?
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Jun 12th, 2009, 08:05 PM
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Nobody will care if your paper is 8.5" x 11" instead of 8.3" × 11.7"
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Jun 12th, 2009, 08:08 PM
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Have you tried thalys.com?
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Jun 13th, 2009, 05:38 AM
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I have bought tickets AMS->Paris on sncf site before, but always printed at home (8.5x11")... I made 'my' country either France or 'Pays Bas', I forget now. It's been a while, though, definitely before sncf revamped their site.
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Jun 13th, 2009, 07:33 AM
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Thanks for the input.

I tried thalys.com and encountered an interesting result.

If I selected The Netherlands as the country issuing or collecting the tickets, I was rerouted to nl-internet.bene-system.com which is where I was routed when I started at NS Highspeed.
Likewise, if I selected Belgium, I was rerouted to be-internet.bene-system.com which is where I was routed when I started at SNCB.

So I guess the answer to my question is yes, you can start at the SNCB website and book an Amsterdam-Brussels train.
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Jun 13th, 2009, 07:40 AM
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Oops! It's also good to know I don't need to buy A4 paper.

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