Yesterday I booked a trip to Europe in December with a friend. The goal is Christmas Markets and other sightseeing. We will be starting in Bruges before moving on to Germany. Because of the timing of things we won’t be there on the weekend, so I know we will miss the Christmas market in Bruges. With only 3 nights there I’m thinking we will spend one day in Bruges and one day in either Ghent or Antwerp.
I’m looking for recommendations for lodging that’s convenient to both the old town and the train station, either by walking or a bus. We need a room with two beds and would prefer to keep costs under €150 per night. Location, safety and cleanliness are the priorities.
Which would be better for a day trip, Ghent or Antwerp? I haven’t been to either except for changing trains in Antwerp many years ago.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.