Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 San Sebastian
  2. 2 Fuerteventura - Canary Islands
  3. 3 Switzerland
  4. 4 car for four adults and four bikes
  5. 5 Q re: holiday season in Italy
  6. 6 Barcelona cooking classes
  7. 7 Northern Spain vs Portugal, where spend more time ?
  8. 8 Train travel vs rental car in Slovenia and Croatia
  9. 9 Planning to visit Barcelona and Paris
  10. 10 CDG airport and connection time
  11. 11 Itinerary help for first trip to Greece
  12. 12 Spending Money for 10 Days in France/Italy
  13. 13 4 days itinerary for France
  14. 14 French restaurants
  15. 15 If you had to choose one......
  16. 16 Marksburg Castle Transport Question
  17. 17 3-4 days Netherland trip
  18. 18 Swiss Alps in the Spring-Some Questions
  19. 19 Beginning Itinerary Guidance
  20. 20 Trip Report No Reservations...our laidback Paris Christmas
  21. 21 Itinerary and transportation suggestions
  22. 22 Spanish Language Immersion for young teenager in SPAIN
  23. 23 days and times when museums and suchlike close
  24. 24 HELP PLEASE! Skiing in Zermatt this March
  25. 25 For a Taste of Four Cultures on Two Contınents
View next 25 » Back to the top

Daytrip from Amsterdam to Bruge?

Jump to last reply

We are considering doing a day trip to Bruge from Amsterdam in early August.

After doing some research, I know it to be a 3 hour train ride each way. Taking a fairly early (not the earliest) train to Bruge and then catching the last train back would give us about 9 hours (arrival to departure) not accounting for time into town from train station and back.

We like art museums, walking around quaint little towns, sitting down at a cafe and people watching, churches...think you get the idea.

Before suggestions start rolling in to start or end the trip with a couple 2 or 3 nights in Bruge, before or after Amsterdam, that is not a plausible suggestion. Hotel is already booked and paid for. The only remotely plausible overnight in Bruge would be a very inexpensive place as we would then be paying double accommodations for a room in two different cities.

We are not so naive to think we will see "everything" in a daytrip. It's just a nice little excursion to see a place we have never been before. That's not to say we would not go back some day either.

Bottom line question is, Is it worth the ~180euros(RT, 2 pax) to make this day trip or will we really feel like we spent a lot of time and money to get there and just be extremely disappointed we don't have more time. Seems most threads I saw through searching on here indicate people stay a good 2, if not 3 or 4 nights.

Thanks in advance

N_A

28 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement