Done Brugge and Ypes, where next in Belgium

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  1. Fancy Pants

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    Got 3 nights to spare before catching Le Shuttle back to Blighty, can anyone recommend somewhere interesting to visit in Belgium.
     
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    We quite enjoyed a visit to Ghent a few years back, some prefer it to Brugge.
    Brisey.
     
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    Thanks, did Ghent on the train from Brugge so that's ticked.

    Is it the right time of year for the bulb fields?

    Any more suggestions welcomed
     
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    Checked the web site, they say end of March to mid May but they do say mid April is best (y)
     
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    The train will also take you to Brussels where there are a few places of interest, the Grand Place and the Manikin du Pis for starters. If the weather is good enough for a day on the beach Middlekerke is the place to go.
     
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    OK so Ghent is out. How about Westende (the western end of Middlekirke). There's an aire there and a good car park by the beach (no overnighting allowed these days I think). There's a good tram service up the coast to Ostende too. The main campsite is called Kompass and that's where you pay for the 'aire' as well - see http://www.kompascamping.be/en/westende/camping/mobilehome-camper/
     
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    Aidenkirk Load up with booze and fags
     
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    That's what I'd do keep out of Holland, except Amsterdam its rubbish
     
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    I heard not one but two jokes about Belgium this week.

    1. The national motto of Belgium is: "Unity makes Strength". This in a country comprised of two groups who won't speak to each other.
    2. Belgium is a such an attractive country they decided to hold WW1 there.

    But I have been to Belgium and stayed there, having driven through it dozens of times and it does indeed have places worth visiting. It isn't all chocolate and detectives.
     
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    Go and fire bomb the European Parliament, return home a hero.
     
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    Sounds like a plan hill dweller but I value my freedom and I'm no martyr !
     
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    So where did you get to? :)
     
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