Wow. As I type this post, I’m taking the train from Paris to Amsterdam. All I can say is everyone that ever told me that traveling in Europe by train was the best way to go was absolutely right! After getting your Eurail pass activated, which was a small pain in the butt, all you basically do is show up a half hour prior to departure, show the attendent your ticket, and board the train. Very easy. No checked baggage and no hassling with TSA. There is plenty of room above your seat to put your backpack or suitcase. The chairs are very comfortable. The coach is so much more quiet than I ever could have imagined. Add included lunch (with wine), drinks aplenty and free Wifi and this is a true win. We are traveling the countryside of Belgium at around 100 mph. You can see cars on the highway and we are passing them. Such a wonderful way to travel.