I'm wondering: what are the best travel options if you go by train or by plane? I don't like going by car and I'm looking for affordable alternatives for this 600 - 700 km trip. Can people recommend certain airlines? What about High Speed trains? Is a high speed trip from for example Rotterdam to Berlin (or comparable start locations in Europe) shorter or longer than an air trip _including_ check-in time, luggage pickup and other inconveniences? What about the price?
Are there people here from the Netherlands who take a train or a plane or do most of you go by car?