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Two Days in Belgium

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1. Posted by GooseyD (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!


My boyfriend and I will be traveling from Paris to Amsterdam and plan to spend a couple days in Belgium in between. We plan to take a train from Paris to Bruges the morning of June 5th (Friday) and leave for Amsterdam the morning of the 7th (Sunday).

We were considering spending one day in Bruges and then taking a local train to Ghent in order to be able to see more of Belgium. We are not sure if it would be better to stay in one place, such as Bruges, during our stay, or if it is feasable to explore two different cities. We have never been to belgium and are open to suggestions.

I'm hoping for advice on which city or cities are best to stay in and how likely we are to be able to find morning train rides to our destinations.

Thank you for any advice you can offer,

2. Posted by ollenschloe (Inactive 5 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I'd say explore two different Cities! It would be great to explore, and not just stay in one place.

3. Posted by WarsawTraveller (Budding Member 11 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Bruges is fantastic, I really recommend visiting the place. The area of old town is not large, so if you have only two days in Belgium I'd suggest one day in Bruges and one exploring other city - Ghent or Antwerp, which is also picturesque.

Think about finding a place to stay in advance, especially Bruges is highly popular tourist destination so it may be overbooked in June.

4. Posted by mapsandmoxie (Full Member 196 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I would probably do 2 cities, but from one location. Belgium is small, you can do Bruges or Antwerp or Ghent from one of the cities easily in a day by train or bus relatively easily. This will save you the time and hassle of lugging everything with you and checking in / out, although you will have to return to one city, as opposed to seeing 2 at night.

5. Posted by marcusnicholas (Inactive 9 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hi friends I will recommends to visit Bruges in Belgium because of its historic center of Bruges is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is teeming with places of interest although bruges is a small city and filled with brim with architectural and artistic treasures, folklore, chocolate shops, lace boutiques and fine restaurants.

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Feb-2015, at 21:53 by marcusnicholas ]