Hi all! We will be traveling to Europe later in 2019, and we are flying in and out of Paris (a location we have visited before, just found a flight price we couldn't pass up) and we are wanting to venture into Belgium and up to Amsterdam rather than spend the whole time in Paris. Our original plan had been to leave Paris after a few days and head via train to Amsterdam and then hit Brussels and Brugge on the way back to Paris before we fly out. However I had been reading previous threads and noticed a common theme that Brussels wasn't a highlight for many travelers, and more than one poster stated it was the most skippable European city. So my question now, is would I be better served trading Brussels for another spot in Belgium and/or Netherlands, or would it be possible to maybe alter completely and hit somewhere in Germany (Dusseldorf perhaps?) or even Luxembourg?
It will just be my husband and I on this trip, and we tend to be more aggressive travelers and err on the side of early to rise and late to bed when travelling in order to see and do as much as we can, and so we would much rather insert another location rather than stay too long in one place if at all realistic.
Thanks in advance for any advice!