Do I need a car?

Old Aug 23rd, 2008, 01:13 PM
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Do I need a car?

Wife and I are going to Amsterdam, Brussels, and Bruge. We will have time for side trips, including Lux. Should I rent a car, or just depend on trains?
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Old Aug 23rd, 2008, 01:15 PM
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Trains!! Absolutely no need for a car unless you are planning on going out into the countryside.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2008, 01:17 PM
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Trains in Luxemburg.. I don't know. It's so difficult to reach by train.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2008, 02:25 PM
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Hi E,

>Do I need a car?<

No.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2008, 04:56 PM
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You do not need - or even want - a car in Amsterdam or Brussels.

But - if you want to tour the countryside and see several other towns or villages it will be much more convenient with a car - rather than trying to fit you visits to the train schedules.

We have done several road trips in the are and found many great places ( battlefields, small towns with local museums, interesting castles) that we never would have using a train.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2008, 05:28 PM
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"Trains in Luxemburg.. I don't know. It's so difficult to reach by train."

Hourly trains from Brussels to Luxembourg -- direct at about 2 1/2 hours. That's about 15 minutes longer than driving according to Mapquest. And I don't know what's so difficult about it unless it would be buying the tickets?
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Old Aug 23rd, 2008, 06:28 PM
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I prefer to plan my trips around using the trains, not renting a car. Unless you have some particular place in mind to go, there's no reason what you ask about can't be done entirely on the train.
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I will be going to Europe for my 8th time this Sept. I have always rented a car as I don't want to have to plan things around a train schedule. Plus I don't want to have to haul luggage on or off a train. We always keep our luggage in the trunk and just bring our carry on with clothes, etc. into the hotel Just our preference. Last year I drove to Amseterdan from Bruge and Colmar among other places. While in Amsterdam try seeing Edam. Gent was also a place I would recommend for a day trip from Bruge.
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