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Where to stay? Brussels or Antwerp?

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Where to stay? Brussels or Antwerp?

We are planning to stay for about a week in a vacation rental apartment in either Brussels or Antwerp next summer. Can you give me your opinion on the 'feel' or 'vibe' of the two cities from a tourist perspective?

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11. Re: Where to stay? Brussels or Antwerp?

Amboseli, yes, actually I have. For some reason, I do not get any responses to my inquiries for rentals in Ghent. We rent vacation rentals all the time and the response has been generally good, but not for places in Ghent. Strange, huh?

While we're on this topic, and as my thoughts are shifting...there seem to be a lot of choices in Bruges. Between Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent, does anyone have an opinion of where is best to stay?

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12. Re: Where to stay? Brussels or Antwerp?

Ghent for its location. It's central and very convenient to daytrip to both Bruges, Antwerp and Brussels. Bruges is nice, too but very touristy.

If you want to experience daily life in Belgium, I'd say Antwerp or Ghent ... with a preference for Antwerp because that's the city I know best (living in the area).

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13. Re: Where to stay? Brussels or Antwerp?

For accommodations in Ghent, check these sites:

http://www.bedandbreakfast-gent.be/

http://gent-accommodations.be/

http://www.visitgent.be/

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