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Luxembourg, Brussels, Amsterdam in June

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My 20 year-old daughter will be studying in Luxembourg this summer for 6 wks. I am planning to fly over at the end of June to travel with her for two weeks when she is finished with classes. I will fly into Lux and stay a couple of days, but then we would like to go to Brussels and Amsterdam. I would like to stay in B & B's or inns instead of hotels, so it won't be so costly for us to have separate rooms since I snore. Can anyone recommend a good itinerary/website to help us plan to make our way from Lux to Brussels and then Amsterdam. I feel overwhelmed at the prospect of trying to plan this. It just seems like there are so many options. Thank you.

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    I would def. recommend allocating at least a night or two to spend in Bruges. Belgium is a small enough country that travel distances aren't too terrible (90 minutes by train from Brussels to Bruges). It's very much a medieval, fairy type city but is much more enjoyable once the sun has gone down and the big tour groups have departed for the day. Train tickets only cost about 12 euros between Brussels and Bruges.

    My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Patritius while in Bruges on our honeymoon. It's a family owned place, bed & breakfast style, with only 16 rooms. It was about a five minute walk to the Markt area.

    In Brussels my husband and I stayed at the Marriott which was in a great area, about a five minute walk to the Grand Place area. Just as an fyi, hotel rates are significantly reduced on the weekends due to the diplomats going home (we paid 130 each night and that included buffet breakfast each morning). Another hotel I would recommend is the Pantone Hotel, I think rates start at about 89 dollars.

    Many people write off Brussels but I personally felt like it was a terrific city, much to offer than just in the immediate area of the Grand Place. It may be low on sights, but high on overall ambience. The beer, waffles, and fries are delicious! I also found Fodors' Belgium guidebook to be a great resource when planning. Two nights there would be a decent amount of time to spend there. I also recommend taking a day trip from Brusssels to Dinant, a charming little town.

    No help with Amsterdam recs, but Thalys offers a high speed train from Brussels to Amsterdam.

    Good luck!

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