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Thank you so much for more information for Netherlands.

We have 2 nights stay in Amsterdam ( near Centraal Station ). Arriving Friday afternoon, so we will have a walk in the city center ( canals/palace/RLD at night). Next day, saturday will be Woerden Cheese Market (11:00-13:00) then train to Zaanse Schans, more city walks if have energy. 3rd day, morning will visit Van Gogh Museum, afternoon leaving for Brussels.

Travelling to the places shouldn't be too bad, we could take trains/bus/tram and lots of walking. Nowadays with google, is so much easier. we can see bus/tram numbers at the stops/stations on google map. Just need to figure out what transit pass is the best value to buy

I know we won't be able to see it all in "3 days", just going to see some that interest us. Amsterdam, we could come again because there is a direct flight from vancouver, makes it easier.
 



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Any chance if someone can give me some ideas about Brussels' day trips ?

I want to go to Bruges, can I combine Bruges and Ghent in a day trip ? we are not going to join a tour, just taking trains and walk/explore ourselves.

Is Luxembourg worth a day visit ? From the photos on Google, it does not have much. Would we be more entertained if we go to Antwerp instead ?
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:



Interesting fact:
You know Vancouver is named after the (not that interesting) Dutch city of Coevorden?



It is very interesting that there is an article today in "Vancouver Is Awesome" facebook page talking about Vancouver and the dutch town Coevorden. George Vancouver's ancestor was from Coevorden (they were the van Coevodens). And Coevorden means Cow Crossing in dutch word.
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Originally posted by coyote1086 coyote1086 wrote:

Any chance if someone can give me some ideas about Brussels' day trips ?

I want to go to Bruges, can I combine Bruges and Ghent in a day trip ? we are not going to join a tour, just taking trains and walk/explore ourselves.

Is Luxembourg worth a day visit ? From the photos on Google, it does not have much. Would we be more entertained if we go to Antwerp instead ?
I only visited Brussels for short times - because I had a meeting or I was on the way to somewhere else.

I noticed that the train between Gent and Bruges is only half an hour - so, yes, you could go in the morning to one and in the afternoon to the other. The only downside is that you're only a few hours in either. I would prefer being longer in these ancient towns - most people around here go for a whole weekend to one or the other. They are really different then old Dutch cities.

Did you consider going to Waterloo? It is close to Brussels.
https://www.waterloo1815.be/en/the-site/

I looked up Ypres as well, but it is quite far, so I would skip it.
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