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We will have 4 and a half days in Bruges in October

Then we have 4 more days in Belgium.

Only want to spend 1 day in Brussels, just a day trip, but where else should be go for 3 more full days.

Thinking of being in Leuven for the last two nights so we can easily get to the Brussels Airport.

Wish to only take train or bus, please.

We like history, art (masters), culture and good food.

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West Flanders Province, Belgium
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Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium
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1. Re: Belgium

You can get to all Belgian cities by train, there are hardly any inter-city buses. And all of them have "history, art (whether or not "OLD masters"), culture and good food", although obviously this last depends where you eat in the city concerned.

You could simply go straight from Brugge to Leuven (1h30 by direct trains), stopping on the way at Ghent for the day as this is on the direct route and you can leave bags in lockers at Gent St. Pieters station while you visit the city. And then visit Brussels from Leuven, it's only about 20 mins away by train.

You can also get from Leuven to Antwerp by direct trains (48-54 mins; if you prefer to go direct from Brugge - when Ghent is again on the direct route, it takes 1h30 from there) and/or stop off at Lier on the way: http://www.visitlier.be/en

You can easily research all these places for yourself using e.g. https:/…map_belgium.shtml or Tripadvisor's "Things to Do" lists for each destination, which you can list in order of ratings by other TA users, e.g. https:/…ATTRACTION_SORT_WRAPPER

Edited: 3:58 pm, June 07, 2018
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Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium
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2. Re: Belgium

Thanks so much! So perhaps Leuven would be a good place to base our second part of the time in Belgium?

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