My wife and I are planning a trip to Belgium in early June for two weeks. We plan on staying in Bruges a few days or more with a few daytrips. We love finding little quaint towns to visit and explore, but we are not sure if we should rent a car or travel by train. We have read so many good reviews of the train system in Belgium and the problems with parking cars in the cities that we are not sure what to do. We also hope to visit the Netherlands to see windmills, Luxemburg to see castles. We are unsure if we should pop over to Germany and see the Rhine or Northern France. We have traveled to Italy and Greece, but this is our first trip to Belgium/Western Europe, other than Frankfurt. The last thing I want to do is to pack to tight of an itinerary - the dreaded must see it all plan instead of the must enjoy this wonderful cultural adventure.
We are not opposed to a little of both (car & train) but we need some advice or ideas on what not to miss.