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Day trip from Brussels: Antwerp or Cologne?

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Hello! I am excited about my upcoming trip to Europe and Morocco. In an effort to minimize costs, I am flying into Brussels, and I have an extra day there before moving on to Paris. This will be my fifth time in Paris and I have already been to Bruges, so I was looking for a day trip from Brussels and am considering Antwerp or Cologne. I want to walk around, check out some major sites, but I am also interested in great art museums. I love to shop and I know Antwerp is renowned for its avant-garde fashion and antiques shopping. But, I am also drawn to Cologne for the Cathedral and the Ludwig Museum (love Picasso), both of which are very close to the train station, making for an easy side trip. I haven't been to either city. For those who have, which city do you prefer? What are the highlights and drawbacks of each. Also, I haven't fully committed to staying Brussels. Would Brussels or Antwerp be more atmospheric/lively at night?

Thanks,
Smith

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