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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
I am still not sure which is worth it. I heard about the 10 trips for 76 Euro. but does it mean for example if I am going to bruge and stop by another city on the way, then I will have use 6 tickets for 2 people? for that day?
there is also short trip 10 tickets for a price I remembered. does it only include bus trips in Brussels or anywhere in Belgium?
We are about to book a train from Ghent Belgium to Amsterdam in April. It has one stopover in Antwerp to change from the IC train to Thalys train. There is only a 7 minute stopover, is this going to be enough time to get from IC train to Thalys train at Antwerp?
We will be travelling to Belgium as part of our UK/Europe holiday in April. We will hire a car at Lille for 4 days and have booked accommodation in Yvpres. We will be arriving at Lille by Eurostar from London. (Should we book the Eurostar return ticket before we leave Australia or is it ok just to arrive at station and book). Preceding our Belgium visit we are on a cruise from Rome sailing into Anzac Cove on the morning of Anzac Day and spending two full days in the area.
When we return to London from Belgium we have five days free, we will hire a car and thought we may head to the South Coast
We have planned and organised the entire trip ourselves from internet and research and hope to fit in as much as we can but also want to enjoy everything and not just go, go, go. My husband is 69 and I am 66 and reasonably fit.
Any advice/tips/ideas of any kind would be extremely welcome.
Ray & Lynne
We're going to Brugge for a weekend in June. We are staying right in the centre and would like to enjoy nice Belgium food. Which restaurant would you recommend for traditional food aimed primarily at locals rather than tourists? We usually enjoy cosy little family restaurants or big busy brasseries with wood & shiny brass decor but not clean, sterile 'trendy' places. Please let me know if your recommendation is best for lunch or dinner or indeed both!
I am looking for at place to stay for 5 nights but outside the city. A place where I can park my car and travel public into city.
Hi...I've booked a hotel in genk but need to get the zolder circuit for bmx world championships, whats the best way to get there please
We ( two college- age kids and their parents) will be driving from Amsterdam to Cologne in May and am wondering if there are any ' off the beaten path ' towns worthwhile to stop at?
right now I am thinking: Antwerp, bruges, ghant, Brussels, mons and Liege
Namur and Bastogne a maybe? will I be able to stop on the way to Luxembourg?
is Mechelen a must or a maybe?
Hello, I will be staying in Bruges for a little while and then will need to go to Utrecht by coach or by train.
What is the most convenient way to get it?
Are there any tulip gardens in Belgium, like Keukenhof in Hlland?
How would you travel from Brussels to Woesten on public transport train, buses ect? What type of tickets would I need get and what price are the tickets? If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.
We are going to Brussels in March and stopping at Hotel Siru. Any advice on what clothes to take? Cost of transport? Surrounding sightseeing and best places to eat? Finally being able to communicate if you cannot speak the language?
Thank you all in advance
I am traveling to Brussels for three nights in June with my daughter to see the One Direction concert at King Baudouin Stadium.
We are flying into and out of Charleroi airport.
The concert is on Saturday 13th June and I am guessing it will finish quite late. Our flight is then the following morning and we will need to be at the airport for approx 5am on the Sunday.
When we fly into Charleroi it is during the day so I think we will get on a metro to whereever our hotel ends up being.
Please can you help with hotel recommendations for two females to stay in that is on a reasonable budget. It would need to be easy to get to and from the stadium and airport but also close to some sort of facilities - shops and restaurants. Also I need advice on the best way to get back from the Stadium late at night and to the airport for a very early flight.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
what is the name of the downtown street that all the bars are on?
Looking for a bar with live music for aspiring local musicians. The bar was named after the uncle of the bar proprietor/owner: "Bar ...". It was an feminine sounding name.
Hope to learn the name and location!
We plan to visit Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg in April for about 9-10 days. We are a family of four - 2 adults, 2 youths. We intend to buy 5 day Benelux pass that we intend to use for the following sections:
Day 1: Amsterdam-Hague-Rotterdam-Amsterdam
Day 2: Amsterdam-Brussels
Day 3: Brussels-Bruges-Brussels
Day 4: Brussels-Luxemborg-Namur-Brussels
Day 5: Brussels-Ghent-Antwerp
1) Any advice on whether this is cost effective compared to buying say 3 day Benelux pass and purchasing local tickets for some of the sectors around Brussels. The sites are really confusing with Thalys prices showing up everywhere.
2) I assume there are local train options i.e. benelux available that we can use for the itinerary above
3) As I see it, for Benelux second class pass, there is no reservations needed - Is that true?
4) Do we just grab any seats that are available? What if we reach the train station and the train is full? Does that happen often?
Thank you for your help
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When in Brugge in the Fall of 2013 I visited two needlework shops & I have lost my contact information for them. Is anyone aware of any needlework shops for cross stitch supplies in Brugge? I remember one of them was run by a wonderful friendly and helpful gentleman who's shop was located just off the square. I'm not sure where the other store was located. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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