Europe 2016 Trip Day 4 – Paris to Amsterdam pics We arrived at the Gare du Nord train station early and traveled by high-speed train to Amsterdam. View from our hotel of docked river cruise boats and Centraal train station beyond. Condom shop in the red light district built to increase public awareness of the value of safe sex. We were allowed to take few other pictures during the tour, which was quite informative. Church near dam square. Much like in Washington state or Colorado, these products were widely available and from the clouds of smoke we walked through we could see that many took advantage of the offerings. This is the type of train we traveled on from Paris at about 150 MPH. Besides prostitution, which is allowed in this part of Amsterdam, it was a very popular area to just party or hangout and was very crowded, but fun.