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Storing luggage in Ghent @ Gent-Sint-Pieters

My husband and I are planning a trip to Amsterdam/Bruges/Brussels in late July. We have purchased our train tickets from Amsterdam to Antwerp and from Antwerp to Ghent already. We leave early in the morning and thought we’d try stopping in Ghent before our arrival in Bruges to sightsee, as it seems we can hit the highlights in a day. (We’ll check timetables for trains from Ghent to Bruges once we get there and buy accordingly.) According to Rick, we can find storage lockers at the station where we can deposit our bags. I’ve seen him do this on one of his shows, but never tried it myself. Also, I read that the train station is under construction, so I want to make sure we are able to still do this.

Has anyone stored luggage here for the day? Is it easy to do? How much exact change do we need to have ready? Thank in advance— love the help the forum gives!

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We did it. We took the same route you describe. It was our first adventure in luggage self storage. We were a little nervous about it too, so it was a little exciting !! All went well. We walked around Antwerp for a couple of hours. My husband bought a really cool watch for a couple Euros, in a store comparable to Dollar General. He still wears that watch every day. Put a leather band on it when he got home and gets lots of complements. Anyway, this is one of our best memories. Enjoy and store that luggage!

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Is there a reason you are going to the Gent-Sint-Pieters station? If you can, try to go to the Gent-Dampoort station, as it is a lot closer to the city center (5-10 minute walk from Dampoort as opposed to a 30 min. walk from Sint-Pieters). You can take a tram from SP but even that's about a 15 minute ride. And Gent-Dampoort also has luggage lockers at the station (it's a small station and the lockers are very easy to find).

I just traveled from Antwerp to Ghent, and used the Dampoort station, and it was much more convenient.

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I would also add that if you are going to Bruges from Ghent, you can get a direct train from Gent-Dampoort to Bruges - the train trip takes about 30 minutes.

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Thanks so much everyone-- I think we may have already purchased our tickets to Gent-Sint-Pieters before I saw these last two posts (my husband has the confimation in his email, so I'm not 100%); however, we'll probably just purchase the 10-ride public transport ticket, as we'll also be able to share it between the two of us as well as use it in Bruges. Thanks for the tips, everyone-- I'm feeling confident about these excursions!