My husband and I have 5 weeks (mid May to mid June) to drive about in Belgium and the Netherlands. I think we'll be flying into Brussels and home from Amsterdam. We like to spend 3 nights per stop and then do day trips around the area. We are seniors who are mostly vertical - not usually museum lovers - more attracted to small towns than big cities - love history, not big on biking or hiking but walking is great - photography nuts - love meeting people - we seek out the off-the-beaten-path and the quirky - get a kick out of castles and beautiful old churches.
With so much time to spend, I am overwhelmed trying to plan an itinerary!! I am very open to suggestions. Any don't miss small towns? Advise on Bruge vs. Ghent or other cities? Off-the-beaten-path or quirky places?
Thanks for your help.