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Belgium and the Netherlands: Trip Recommendation Request

Postby katraya » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:24 am

I will be traveling to Belgium and the Netherlands for my honeymoon in October. I know we have quite a few members in that area and any recommendations you guys have would be great.

Right now our itinerary looks like this:

Brussels - 2 nights
Utrecht - 3 nights (going to a cyclocross race, Hoge Veluwe, and the Open Air Museum)
Amsterdam - 2 nights
Bruges - 2 nights
Return to Brussels for one night before flying out

This isn't set in stone because while our hotels are booked, they're refundable if we have to cancel.

I have a guidebook that covers all the touristy places but I'm curious about other things to do. I'd also love recommendations on where to eat and drink. Finally, we'll be doing a fair amount of cycling so if there are places you like or things we should know, I'd appreciate it.

I'll probably come back in the next few weeks with logistical questions too. Once I get through the wedding I can focus on the trip.
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Re: Belgium and the Netherlands: Trip Recommendation Request

Postby Brekkie » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:37 am

I have nothing useful to add, but I just want to say that that sounds fantastic and I hope you have a GREAT time! :)
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Re: Belgium and the Netherlands: Trip Recommendation Request

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:53 am

Inb4 "You should go to [different country] and try [something not in the locations you're going].
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Re: Belgium and the Netherlands: Trip Recommendation Request

Postby JoeBravo » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:04 am

no Arnhem :(

/jk ^^

personal favorite of mine is the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, but other than that can't really say. I haven't seen quite a few of the obvious dutch tourist places and most is up to personal preference.

But as you are planning to go about on a bike, the Hoge Veluwe (national park where openluchtmuseum is located in), and both the Utrecht and Amsterdam city center a great places to go see by bike.
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Re: Belgium and the Netherlands: Trip Recommendation Request

Postby Sagara » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:34 am

Brussels doesn't have much to offer. One thing that you should check your guide for is the Brussels cartoon frescos - 30 or so house wall that were painted in the likeness of many a famous comic book character.

Are you more of an artsy type? Or more of a hangout type?
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Re: Belgium and the Netherlands: Trip Recommendation Request

Postby katraya » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:11 pm

Sagara wrote:
Are you more of an artsy type? Or more of a hangout type?


A bit of both. I can only take so many museums of a similar sort before I get burnt out though. Definitely enjoy walking around and exploring areas.
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Re: Belgium and the Netherlands: Trip Recommendation Request

Postby Skye1013 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:14 pm

The Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam was kind of neat, but that's about all I've seen of Belgium/the Netherlands outside of driving to and from Amsterdam (hooray for ~$100 to fill my gas tank!)

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Re: Belgium and the Netherlands: Trip Recommendation Request

Postby Sagara » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:54 pm

Oh, and if you're near the Grand Place de Brussels, try and find the Bier Tempel. Enough beer to make any amateur green.
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Re: Belgium and the Netherlands: Trip Recommendation Request

Postby Fivelives » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:42 pm

Careful which coffee houses you go to in Amsterdam, or else you might end up missing Bruges.

And possibly your flight home.
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Re: Belgium and the Netherlands: Trip Recommendation Request

Postby Barathorn » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:22 am

I know its your HM and I know its not that sort of thing but you really should go to Arnhem and see the sights/pay your respects if you are visiting Holland. I think you will kick yourself if you don't.

Frankly its eerie as hell but also cleansing and leaves an impression that will always be with you. If that isn't ideal I understand.

FWIW the train system in Holland is outstanding and very efficient.

I can't believe you are going to be that close and aren't visiting me.

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