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Netherlands and Belgium - What should I absolutely see?

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1. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Me and the girlfriend are Going to the Netherlands and Belgium (mostly Netherlands) for two weeks in mid-August. She is from the area so we'll have plenty of family and friends to visit, but this is my first time there, so I'm going to be a bit of a tourist. What should I absolutely not miss while I'm over there? We'll have a car for about a week, so getting around to smaller places shouldn't be too much trouble.

Thanks.

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3818 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

In Belgium, don't miss Ghent as it's gorgeous. Brussels is worth a day, and many people will probably suggest Bruges but personally I would skip it was I wasn't keen on it at all.

In the Netherlands I'd recommend spending a day or 2 in Utrecht, which is a lovely town and very accessible from Amsterdam.

3. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member 330 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I echo Ghent - it really is lovely.