I am in Amsterdam for a week but I will have 5 vacations days to use. I am thinking of going to Belguim taking the train from Amsterdam. Question is where should we stay to get the most of our time? I mean which city? I hear such wonderful things about Brussels, Antwerp, Other? Looking for suggestions for early August 2018. Thank you!
The big three (at least in the part of Belgium nearest to Amsterdam) are 1st Brugge, 2nd Gent and 3rd Antwerp. All can be reached by train from Amsterdam, with changes.
You're the most flexible by staying in Gent. It's half an hour from Brugge (and Brussel) and one hour from Antwerpen, all by very frequent trains.