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    • Few hours to spare between Zaventem and Charlerois.

      Brussels Apr 15, 2015 at 1:14 AM

      I will be dropping a friend at Zaventem (2pm flight) and then another two friends at Charlerois (6pm flight). I don't want the "Charlerois friends" to just wait at the airport for half a day so I want to show them some more of Belgium. I have a problem though with what I can do in this time frame somewhere between those 2 airports.
      For now the best I can think of is Nivelles & Villers-la-Ville.

      Any other ideas on where to go would be appreciated. Also some advise on where to spend those few hours if it would be raining.

      Thanks in advance for any tips!

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    • Renting a trekking bike near Antwerp

      Belgium Apr 29, 2015 at 11:15 AM

      Hi folks, me and my boyfriend are planning a trip to Flanders in June. We want to visit Brussels, Ghent and Bruges, but we also want to go on a bike tour for 1 or 2 weeks. Where can we rent decent trekking bikes (including bags) preferably near Antwerp?

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    • Brussels to Amsterdam and Amsterdam to Berlin

      Brussels Apr 8, 2015 at 9:59 AM

      i am planning to travel from Brussels to Amsterdam and then from Amsterdem to Berlin in the month of Jun. Can somebody tell me about cheapest way to travel please.

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    • Where to go?

      Gent Apr 8, 2015 at 7:36 AM

      Hi! I have a meeting in gent tomorrow and after that I would like to go out on my own... I was hoping you could suggest a nice place where people wont see me as an alien when I enter alone. And possibly a place where I could make some contacts or share a bottle of wine with a stranger. Thank you for your tips!

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    • time needed

      Brugge Apr 7, 2015 at 10:17 PM

      hi how many hours needed to explore bruges walking,
      do I have to buy 24hr card public transportation
      can I get information how to start when reaching train from paris for sightseeing
      thanks

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      Belgium 10-journey passes

      Belgium Apr 10, 2015 at 4:14 AM

      I'm intending on purchasing a 2nd class, 10-journey pass that that The husband and I can share during our 8 days in the country, and which will cover us for just about everywhere we're going (math works). A couple of questions:

      One of our journeys involves a 6-minute change in Leuven (platform 8 to platform 3). Can we make it? If for some reason we can't, can we just take the next train as long as the final destination/type of train is the same? The instructions (which aren't exactly explicit) notes that if a mistake is made, don't cross it out - fill out the next lines - but we'll be out of space on the pass at that point.

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    • Charming Places in Belgium

      Belgium Apr 20, 2015 at 12:41 PM

      Hello everyone,

      My parents will be visiting me soon in Belgium and they want me to take them to cute and charming little cities/villages to visit. They've seen all the major ones like Brouge, Gent, Antwerp, Leuven, Durbuy, Brussels, etc. Quite frankly I'm running out of places to take them :-D

      So I turn to my trusted VirtualTourist friends for help! I want my parents to have a memorable stay in Belgium as usual so all suggestions are welcome! We have a car and prepared to drive up to 3 hours each way if necessary.

      Thanks in advance for all your recommendations.

      Cheers,

      TravellingCA

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    • Bastogne - Best way to go and cheap good accommodation

      by Draven76 Online Now Jul 3, 2014 at 6:53 PM

      Hello, i am from Portugal and I will be visiting Bastogne next year. As i have family in Antweerp and i will make a visit, i would be coming from there. So, there is any train from Antweerp to Bastogne? Or i need to go by train to Brussels and then catch a bus to Bastogne as i read on the net? For this last option i will loose almost day to get there and i really want to avoid it. Well, i know that i will need to rent a car with GPS to discover the region. So what do you recommend, where i can rent a car with low cost prices? It's better in Antweerp or more close like Brussels.? I wish to find the best way, fast and cheap to get there. Or are there other options? From Bastogne i want to discover the region, www2 places and museums: Poteau, Malmedy, La Gleize, Grandmenil, La Roche en Ardenne, Houffalize, Foy, Bois Jaques and maybe, maybe Dinant, Celles and Florennes. Without this last 3 places that i know are a little far from Bastogne, do you think 2 days is enough? I want to stay in Bastogne, visit the region and back to Bastogne to sleep and when finish all, back to family in Antweerp again. Any suggestions? I would like accommodation recommendations as well. Good but cheap. Thank you.

      2 Answers Jul 5, 2014 at 3:42 AM
    • Canadian Abroad

      by Murphy123 Online Now Apr 10, 2014 at 5:29 PM

      I am visiting Bastogne from Canada. I would be coming via Paris. It looks like there is a train to Luxembourg, and then a bus to Bastogne. Is this correct and the best way to go about it or are there other options? From Bastogne I am going to Lille, France. Any suggestions? I would happily take accommodation recommendations as well. Thank you.

      2 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 4:26 AM
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      bike ride in luxembourg

      by BillyA12 Online Now Mar 4, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      love to ride bike from doubletree hilton to bastogone if possible bttle of bulge buff what advice

      1 Answer Mar 4, 2014 at 5:57 PM
    • where do i stay

      by nmorato Online Now Jan 20, 2014 at 4:44 PM

      Hello there.

      Looking for a small boutique style hotel for a visit to Bastogne. any recommendatons?

      thank you

      1 Answer Jan 21, 2014 at 1:42 AM
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      Bastogne in early July

      by groover101 Online Now May 16, 2010 at 7:32 AM

      I will be spending a week in Vielsalm Belgium and one of my day trips will be a visit to Bastogne and the surrounding area. My plan is to load my bicycle on the train at Vielsalm and make the quick 10 minute ride to Gouvy. From Gouvy I will bike into the Foy and Bastogne region and spend the entire day cycling around the WW2 battle grounds. I really want to spend a lot of time in the area surrounding Bastogne and with a bicycle I think I will be able to do just that. I am looking for some out of the way cafes to eat lunch and maybe drink a beer. Any ideas would be great. Also I am open to the idea of staying a night in Bastogne or nearby. Can anyone give me some ideas on Bed and Breakfasts or small family run Inns.

      1 Answer Jun 7, 2010 at 7:58 AM
    • motorcycle rally

      by ian67jackson Online Now Mar 28, 2009 at 2:31 PM

      Hi I wonder if anyone can help.Theres a motorcycle rally held near Bastogne at the end of July or beginning of August,could you tell me the name of who to contact and a email address ? Thankyou

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      War Walks

      by olearyrichie10 Online Now Oct 26, 2008 at 9:50 PM

      I will be going to Bastogne in November for 3 days. Are there any war walks, guides to where the 101st para/regiment had their positions in and around Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.
      Can you reach these on foot as I will not be travelling in car. Are there any local buses or railways close by.

      4 Answers Oct 29, 2008 at 12:58 PM
    • WWII Military Show

      by seawolf156 Online Now Sep 19, 2008 at 11:25 AM

      A friend and I are traveling through Europe this winter and we are stopping by Bastogne. He was there for the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of The Bulge. He took part in the the huge parade and other celebrations with veterans and commemorations, and a military type show. We were both wondering if this was something that happened every year or was it only for the 60th Anniversary?

      Luke

      4 Answers Sep 20, 2008 at 12:40 PM
    • Travel from Brussels to Bastogne

      by tarheeltraveler Online Now Feb 26, 2008 at 12:23 PM

      My friend & I will arrive in Brussels May 5th. We wish to go to Bastogne and tour the memorials, cemetery, historical center, etc. 1)Is the historical center, etc., open on Monday? 2)do you recommend Americans driving from Brussels to Bastogne in a rental car, and tour on our own, or, do you recommend a tour guide to pick us up in Brussels, drive us to Bastogne, and give us a tour of the area. If you recommend a tour guide, which one do you recommend?

      2 Answers Feb 26, 2008 at 9:12 PM
    • Travel to Bastogne

      by hookemhorns Online Now May 25, 2006 at 1:23 PM

      I will be traveling to Brussels on June 13. I would like to make a day trip to Bastogne.

      Question? I assume that rail service is available. How long would a round trip take and at what expense.

      4 Answers May 25, 2006 at 11:11 PM
    • Battle of The Bulge

      by mirish26 Online Now Jan 15, 2006 at 12:33 PM

      I will be in Paris (from the U.S.) and hope to travel via train to visit the Battle of the Bulge (BOTB) sites. 1) Is it possible to travel by train directly to Bastogne from Paris? If not - which route do you recommend? 2) I do not want to rent a car - are guided tours of the Battle of the Bulge available in Bastogne? 3) Hotel recommendations for Bastogne? 4) Is Bastogne the best city to stay in for visiting the BOTB or do you recommend someplace else? Thank you!

      Mirish
      St. Paul, MN

      8 Answers Oct 4, 2006 at 12:08 AM
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      Trains to Bastogne

      by PhillyJohn Online Now Jul 15, 2004 at 6:20 PM

      Hi, While I stay in Brussels, I would like to see something of the area where the WWII battle was fought near here, and perhaps a military cemetery. Can I get to there by train and be able to see anything from the station on foot? Are there tours to this area? I am not renting a car on this trip, so I am not able to see some things I would like if they are not accessable to trains. Should I go to Luxembourg?

      1 Answer Jul 21, 2004 at 1:47 PM
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      Any VT members in the Bastogne area?

      by Cho45 Online Now Jul 30, 2003 at 6:40 AM

      My wife and I will be in Bastogne on August 3 and would like to meet VT members from this area. I have just become a member here and think this is a great site for making new friends and meeting other world travellers. This is our first trip to Belgium and we are looking forward to it.

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      Ardennes from UK, difficult?

      by Gotte Online Now Jun 21, 2003 at 8:08 AM

      My family, and my sister's family (in all four adults, one child, two infants), are planning on renting a villa/gite in the Ardennes next May, and I was wondering about the best way to travel from the UK. We live in Manchester, and thought about a ferry crossing from Felixstowe (it's much eassier to get to than Dover) to Zeebrugge, but it seems no ferry companies actually do this route (which seems peculiar, but there you go). Anyone here travelled from UK to Ardennes, which route did you take? Also, anyone know of any great places to stay in the Ardennes? I, personally know very little about the place, other than Bastogne.

      6 Answers Aug 12, 2008 at 9:37 AM
    • Bastogne

      by Vidor Online Now Dec 10, 2002 at 12:48 PM

      6 freinds on ww2 trip, also want to stay in location with good hotels and restaraunts with street dining, and good scenic area, Does Bastogne meet that criteria or is it industrial city. I cannot find any photos of are on internet, can anyone advis.

      9 Answers Mar 20, 2003 at 4:30 AM