I am planning to fly into Brussels (29 Nov) and fly out from Amsterdam (10 Dec), would have about 11 days to cover this 2 countries. The only thing that is fixed is my flight out from Amsterdam on 10 Dec, other things are flexible and open for suggestion. I am a natural lover, good walker and not a museum person. Like to wandering around aimlessly to get a feel of city, cycling, hiking, and sight seeing.
The current plan is as follows:-
29 Nov (D1): Arrival day in Brussels (late morning)
30 Nov (D2): Brussesl (Note: Train to Brugges, every half hour, ~€14)
1 & 2 Dec ( D3-D4): Brugges
3 Dec (D5): Brugges , stopover at Ghent , proceed to Antwerp
4 Dec (D6) Antwerp
5&6 Dec (D7&8): Arrival day and a day for Amsterdam.
7 Dec (D9): Van Gogh musuem & canal cruise
8 Dec (D10): Delft & Hague
9 Dec (D11): Zaanse Schans & Volendam
10 Dec (D12): Fly out from Amsterdam
- Appreciate if anyone could advise me: 1) Is doable to visit Ghent as stopover during my train ride from Brugge to Antwerp? Will it be too rush and easy to find luggage storage facilities? 2) Should I visit Brugges as day trip from Brussels? But I am doubt will this cause me spend excessively on the train ticket. 3) I am fine to drop any city in Belgium if my current plan is too rush. or just forgot about Belgium and fly to Netherlands directly. 4) I am so keen to go Giethoorn. Is it advisable to forgot about Belgium, and extend my stay in Netherlands to cover Giethoorn. Winter in Giethoorn, think it may not be lively. 5) Any other suggestions from the experienced travellers and locals are much appreciated.
Thanks for your advise :-)