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Old Oct 19th, 2008, 06:24 PM
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Belgium Day Trip - Brussels or Antwerp?

I am planning to take a day trip to either Brussels or Antwerp while I am in Amsterdam in November.

Any suggestions (either pro or con) on which would be a better city to see?

Thanks!
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Old Oct 19th, 2008, 07:49 PM
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Antwerp. Very walkable, and it's closer to Amsterdam than Brussels.
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Old Oct 20th, 2008, 12:05 AM
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I second Antwerp. Beautiful city centre, easy to walk, closer to Amsterdam.
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Old Oct 20th, 2008, 03:00 AM
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I third Antwerp
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Here's a vote for Brussels. Beautiful city and lovely train ride with scads of windmill sightings.
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Old Oct 20th, 2008, 11:50 AM
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Another vote for Antwerp, MY city.
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Old Oct 20th, 2008, 04:59 PM
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Antwerp. I was there two weeks ago. Made an afternoon and evening day trip from Haarlem. Beautiful laid back city. Great mussels.
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Old Oct 20th, 2008, 05:12 PM
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Though I love and enjoy Brussels a lot, I would say Antwerp because you're coming from Amsterdam. Full of hidden treasures for you to explore.
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Gent: very nice historical centre, nice museums, very good restaurants, everything on walking distance...
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Old Oct 30th, 2008, 01:53 PM
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My co-worker from Belgium recommends the cities in the following order: Ghent, Antwerp then Brussels.

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Old Oct 30th, 2008, 05:43 PM
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I vote for Antwerp. Love the city, easy to navigate...favorite hotels are the white lily and when I can't get a room there, the hilton on the club level.
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