Just got my visa approved to travel to Europe in May, so I'm a little late in all of my planning and I really need your help.
I will be arriving in Amsterdam in mid-May and will be spending 3 nights in Amsterdam and 3 nights in Gent, Belgium. I won't be having a car, so I will heavily rely on public transportation. What is a good regional pass for traveling within Amsterdam and possibly to Zaan Schanse?
In Amsterdam I am planning to go to the Rijk Musemum, Red Light District, Dam Square, Van Gogh Museum. What are you favorite spots? What are some good restaurants you'd recommend?
I also love going to a good nightlife area (bars, pubs with a good crowd, but not clubs). Would love to hear your opinion on that as well.
I will then travel to Gent from Amsterdam and will probably buy train tickets through trainline website. Is there a better website I should check out? Same with Amsterdam, is there a regional pass I could buy to travel within Belgium?
In Gent I will be taking day a day trip to Brugge. What are some of your favorite things to do in Gent/Brugge? What would you recommend for a good bike tour, Chocolate tour and beer tour?
Thank you in advance for your help!