We are arriving by Cruise Ship into Amsterdam this summer and then going to Belgium for 4 nights. We are flying home from Brussels.
We want to choose one city as our home base in Belgium and then take a few day trips from there. Originally we were going to stay in Brussels but after some research, I feel Brugge may be nicer in the summer. We're now thinking of doing one night in Brussels before our flight home. Does it make more sense to make Brugge or Brussels our home base?
If possible we'd also like to visit Antwerp and/or Ghent on our day trips. Any suggestions which place is nicer to see? My husband is an art enthusiast so I'm feeling Antwerp is best. I'm thinking that trying to do a day trip to both Antwerp and then Ghent may be too much.
Which train should we take to get to Brugge or Brussels from Amsterdam and is there a train station near the cruise port?
Any suggestions would be much appreciated!