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After Amsterdam and before London - where to go?

Mar 6th, 2006, 06:16 PM
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After Amsterdam and before London - where to go?

Am travelling to Amsterdam in July for a couple of days, so appreciate all those suggestions. We then have a couple of days to fill before heading to the UK (Canterbury) and not sure what to do, where to go that would be fairly convenient. (Plan to take the ferry from Calais to Dover.) Ideas about what/where between the two? And - What might be the best way to get to Calais?
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Mar 6th, 2006, 07:18 PM
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mm, Brussels ? Bruges ? Rotterdam ? Just look up in a map
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Mar 6th, 2006, 07:56 PM
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Brugge, or possibly Ghent or Antwerp. Are you driving or taking a bus or train? If you can try and get to Brugge you will not be dissappointed. Apart from the antiquity of the place and its wonderful canal system, embracing streets and streets of centuries old buildings, you can visit the Goeninge Museum (art), the Gruunthuis (merchants home) and Our Lady's Church (for its Michaelangelo, amongst other works of art). Climb the cloth hall tower, visit the Town Hall and spend some time in one of the small breweries.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 07:58 PM
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Paris would be good too. It's a convenient train ride from Amsterdam, and then from Paris to London.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 08:08 PM
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Antwerp, with possibly a day trip to Brugge.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 08:27 PM
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Another vote for Brugge.
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Mar 6th, 2006, 08:33 PM
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Thanks - Antwerp, or Brugge...will check it out! (going to Paris for a week after England) We'll not have a car at the Amsterdam point of the trip. Not sure what's best - train from Amsterdam? Thanks
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Mar 6th, 2006, 08:50 PM
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Brugge - it's absolutely beautiful! Catch the train from Amsterdam and then walk or cycle! The bike ride along the Damme is very scenic and not too strenuous, buy a picnic lunch first and throw in your back pack. the town itself is picture postcard perfect.
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Mar 10th, 2006, 06:57 PM
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Another vote for Brugge, the train is very easy from Amsterdam. Loved Hotel Prinsenhof.
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Mar 17th, 2006, 02:46 PM
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I have not found an easy train trip online from Amsterdam to Brugge. Specific suggestions? Thanks! Then Brugge to Calais?
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Apr 13th, 2006, 06:35 AM
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There are trains from Amsterdam to Brugge almost every hour with a change in Antwerp.

The trip takes about 3 1/2 hours.

Try looking up the German Railway. I think it's the best rail site.

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Apr 13th, 2006, 06:37 AM
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BetsyG,

I'm staying 2 nights at the Hotel Prinsenhof. Tell me about it please.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 07:27 AM
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Once I'm in Bruges how would I get to london? Is there a train to london from bruges? also how long is the walk from the train station to the city.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 11:55 AM
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gawr,
You can take a train from Bruge to London. However, you will be going to Brussels for a train change.

The whole trip is a bit under 4 hours.

The walk from the train station in brugge to the tourist center is about 15 minutes.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 11:58 AM
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You can also take the train direct from Bruges to Lille and change to the Eurostar there.
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