We are traveling from Amsterdam to Ghent, Ghent to Bruges, Bruges (stopping in Brussels for lunch and quick photos) to Koln, then Koln back to Amsterdam. I was looking at the Benelux-Germany saver pass for $248 each, but not sure if it would be cheaper to just go and buy our tickets in person.
Would we be able to just walk up and buy a ticket for the next train if we didnt have a pass? Even if we had a pass, do we just walk up and get on, or do we need to look at schedules and reserve in advance? We are not on too tight a schedule, but dont want to be waiting at the train station for hours either. We will be traveling in mid-June.