I am traveling by myself to the Netherlands and Belgium next May. I am flying into Amsterdam and will be there for four nights then am traveling by train to Ghent where I plan to spend 3 nights and then head back to the Netherlands for another 2 nights before I fly back from Amsterdam. I have found a nice private room and bath in Ghent called Bed In Gent that looks like it would be perfect, and plan on booking my room soon. It is located very near the Gent-Dampoort train station, which will be nice for me since I have luggage (not a lot - one rolling carry-on and a personal bag, but still...).
However, since I am using Ghent as a base to see Bruges and Brussels, I am wondering how inconvenient it will be to get to the other train station, Gent-Sint-Pieters, as it is my understanding that this is the station I would need for travel to Bruges and other areas - and is also closer to the city center (at least I think it is).
Would I be better off finding a place closer to Gent-Sint-Pieters, or do you think it's close enough? I should say I am an older woman but like to walk and am in relatively good health. :)