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2 nights in Bruges 1 in Amsterdam?

I will be traveling to Europe in July for 12 days. I have 3 out of those 11 nights to spend in Amsterdam and Bruges. How should I divide my time? Things to consider: I've never been to Europe, so it will all be new and exciting for me. I'm also traveling alone. Thanks! :)

Posted by
358 posts

I would spend 2 nights in Amsterdam and one night in Bruges. There are a lot more things to see and do in Amsterdam.

Posted by
1986 posts

I agree with Byron- one night Bruges, two nights Amsterdam. So much more to see in Amsterdam

Posted by
837 posts

Depends on your itinerary. If Bruges is on the way between Amsterdam and the prior/next destination, then 2 in Amsterdam and 1 in Bruges. If it is out of the way, or if other picturesque towns are available, then Amsterdam 3 and Bruges 0. An example would be if you are going to Paris. I would not go to Bruges and instead take a day trip form Paris to Chartres. While many will howl at the suggestion, and admittedly Chartres is not Bruges, it has the flavor and the magnicifent cathedral as well.

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11507 posts

Brugges is cute, but seriosly don't think its that much fun, especially solo.. it seemed to be all chocolate and lace shops, to me.. boring, and /I am a middleaged woman,, so assuming you are a younger male,,,well... Amsterdam all three nights, or at least 2 of them.