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Weekend Stopover in Belgium

I will be in London/Chertsey for the first two weeks of September for a business trip, with a Friday meeting in Rotterdam.

I have Friday night, Saturday and Sunday free - and I need to be back in Chertsey Sunday night for a meeting the next day.

I have enjoyed a few trips to London, Rotterdam and Amsterdam before, so I want to spend the weekend in Belgium (which I've never been).

I'd love to get this group's thoughts on spending one day in Bruges and one in Brussels - or should I stick with both days in one of them (and if so, which one?)

I love sightseeing, museums, chocolate, and beer - and would definitely plan to do some type of walking or bus tour.

I have Rick's Best of Europe book which has a few pages on Bruges - and I'm researching this site as well.

Thanks for the recommendations!

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Both and also Ghent have wonderful things to see. They are close enough together to easily train between without losing much time. You could easily spend a day or 2 in either and have plenty to see and do. I believe Bruges is more of a weekend destination and Brussels has a lot of business and is a bit quieter for hotels on weekends. So this may affect weekend hotel availability/prices. We enjoyed both cities.