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Oct 1st, 2009, 08:27 AM
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4 or 5 days in the Low Countries, where to visit?

Hi! We're doing a roadtrip of Europe and are looking to be in Belgium and/or the Netherlands on the 18th of October to about the 22nd. I was wondering if people had any suggestions for such a limited trip.

We're a bunch of young guys so we'd like to split the difference between sightseeing and some nightlife.
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Oct 1st, 2009, 09:10 AM
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Just got back from both. Amsterdam would be the place for you IMO. Bruges was gorgeous, but no nightlife, but lots to see.
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Oct 1st, 2009, 01:06 PM
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We were in Brussels, Amsterdam, and Bruges a couple months back - and for a group of young guys, I'd choose to spend time in Amsterdam. Definitely. Good combo of sightseeing and nightlife. We found some pretty decent nightlife in Brussels too.
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Oct 1st, 2009, 01:09 PM
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It's a no brainer. Park the car in Amsterdam.
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Oct 1st, 2009, 02:26 PM
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No brainer?

I'd want to go to Antwerpen if I was in the neighborhood, as well as Amsterdam, specifically for the nightlife, but also the beer and the jenever, not to mention the food.

http://www.worldtravelguide.net/city...e/Antwerp.html
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Oct 2nd, 2009, 08:38 PM
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No brainer no arguement. Have beer and mussels in Antwerp but go to Amsterdam for genever and night life.
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Oct 6th, 2009, 03:49 AM
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If you get to Brussels, some of the nightlife happens around Place-St-Gery / Bourse area. Good cafes and bars. There are also a lot of Irish pubs in Brussels but they are not concentrated in one area (I can think of 3, there could be more). I think the Matongé area also has some nightlife but that is a bit harder to get to than Place-St-Gery.

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Oct 9th, 2009, 08:55 PM
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Here's a good place to preview the better bars in Brussels:
www.worldsbestbars.com/city/brussels/map.htm
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