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1. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

hey ppl..going to be in london on 1st week of june...planin to move on to amsterdam from there for 3-4 days...any suggestions which other cities in europe do i visit before getting back to london.
Last time i visited a bit of italy (rome, pisa, florence, venice milan) & spain (Barca & madrid), was splendid but was broke after that.
This time i need to be a bit more conservative,looking to see 2-3 cities.
Any suggestions?


2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 10y

How about Brugge (Belgium), Brussels (Belgium), Cologne (Germany) and maybe Luxemburg?

Aachen and Trier in Germany would also be options. The Mosel-Rhine valley between Trier and Koblenz is very charming.

3. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

hey maia . . yes was thinkin about brussels...u been there??..would love to be in germany during the world cup...but would not like it if i dont get any match tickets.
Another thought was Prague..but then again hassel of getting a 3rd visa (uk n schengen), or may be some city in france (seen paris)..any suggestions ther?

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 10y

I was also going to say Brugge. Brussels is okay for a day or two -it's nothing like Rome or anything, but it's worth a look. A bit like a large Nice I guess. Train from Brussels to Brugge is about an hour if I remember correctly.

5. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

hmm its going to be London - Amsterdam - Brugge or Brussels - XYZ - London.

Need to replace that xyz by one more city.

6. Posted by durexxx (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Why not going to Ghent while youre in Belgium?
It's a lot less dull than Brugge imho

7. Posted by myo (Budding Member 29 posts) 10y

I wouldn't say Brugge is dull... It depends on what you're looking for. People usually don't go to Brugge to have a great night out, it would be a shame to miss all the beautiful old buildings and the very special atmosphere that is in the city on a nice sunny day. I personally like Brugge a lot, and I think one can spend a really nice day over there.
Brussels is great too, although some of my compatriots don't agree with me. Brussels has some really nice spots too and is certainly more "alive and kicking": plenty of bars, restaurants, clubs, ...
And Ghent deserves a visit too, it's somewhere between Brugge and Brussels I would say: the same historical buildings and background as Brugge, but more lively.

So, as a small conclusion, if it's your first time in Belgium, I would definitely recommend you to visit at least Brugge and if you still have some time, than go to Ghent or Brussels.

8. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

thanx myo n durexx.. me still undecided tho' ..until now only amsterdam booked. am sure both are wonderful cities.. . thinkin of greece too...anyone been there?

9. Posted by yolandac8 (Respected Member 159 posts) 10y

What about Bilbao in Northern Spain?????
Different from Barcelona and Madrid, you will enjoy the people, the food and the amazing architecture... Direct low cost flights with Easyjet from London!!!!! From Bilbao you can also visit San Sebastian or Santander if you wish not only to focus in just one place...

Good luck on choosing ;)

10. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 10y

yea was thinkin of spain again too...but seville...malaga
not seen north too as uve mentionedit ... i think i need to go buy some lottery n win..if need to go all over.
thanx for the suggestion