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1. Posted by soccermike101 (Budding Member, 3 posts) 12 Nov '11 06:45

Will be traveling from USA to Belgium in Mid-January for a week. Plan to just visit Ghent, Brussels and Burges. Will I miss much by not renting a car and just taking the train to these cities?

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4. Posted by kichikacha (Respected Member, 328 posts) 13 Nov '11 07:54


The distance is short and the area is flat, so it's much better to take the train. It's less than an hour from Brussels to Gent and another 15-30 minutes to Brugge. The whole trip back and forth should cost you less than 20 euros.

If you want to explore the south however, car might be a great way to travel around. Beautiful landscapes, amazing towns and lovely villages. Recommend Namur - Dinant and travel around Dinant.

Enjoy Belgium and its great food and beer!

5. Posted by soccermike101 (Budding Member, 3 posts) 13 Nov '11 08:33

Awesome, looking forward to the Beer!

6. Posted by Haddock54 (Budding Member, 3 posts) 14 Nov '11 17:33

If you plan your route and book in advance, then the train is the best (lots of connectivity):)

7. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member, 266 posts) 15 Nov '11 05:56

Quoting soccermike101

Awesome, looking forward to the Beer!

Definitely, take the train ...

8. Posted by soccermike101 (Budding Member, 3 posts) 16 Nov '11 05:09

Thanks !!!!!!!!!!

9. Posted by kellydouglas (Budding Member, 5 posts) 21 Nov '11 00:51

Yes, you can visit Belgium in January but just be aware you might be dealing either with cold temperatures frequent rains and drizzles..