from brugge to brussells on train or park & ride

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  1. paulus the woodgnome

    paulus the woodgnome Read Only Funster

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    when we go to brugges we want to go to brussells for the day to visit the christmas market

    anybody know if it is better to go on the train for the day 13 euro return each (times 5) or is there a park and ride or something that can take a motorhome 7.35 meters long and is safe to leave it for the day
    thanks for any info
    paulus
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    personally i'd let the train take the strain...:roflmto:

    park and rides etc will be very busy for the very reason you want to go to brussels.....christmas market visitors.
     
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    Catching trains and trams in Belgium is dead easy, I would use that.

    Also you should go to Oostende next summer to this event, seems it would be appropriate :winky: Paulusfeesten - van 11 - 17 augustus 2009 in Oostende

    Brugge is gorgeous,

    Beer!
    make sure you visit De Halve Maan brewery and sample Staffe Hendrik and Brugse Zot Welcome Welcome De Halve Maan

    oh and chocolates the best are Leonidas http://www.leonidas.com/pralines?id=...chBrown=Search

    Also half an hour away is Ypres, the last post ceremony at the Menin gate at 8pm every night is awesome.. as is Hill 60 and Hill 62, and Tyne Cott Cemetery... http://video.google.co.uk/videosearc...&hl=en&tab=wv#

    Belgium is a great place...

    BTW Oostende is good too and there is an aire of sorts at the old fish market near the fort napoleon. Fort Napoleon | Gevecht met de tijd - La bataille contre le temps
     
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    Hi Paulus

    It's the train for us every time.:winky:
    Enjoy your trip.:thumb:

    Brisey
     
  5. Landy lover

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    The train definately is more relaxing everyone does Brugges and Brussels - look a bit further down the alphabet and try Ghent - a really lovely city like most Belgian cities based around water and has many historic links with Britain - well worth a visit
     
  6. twooks

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    As everybody sez - use thet train to Bruxelles - just make sure you know which station you want,
    Ghent is also great - but the station is a little further out of the centre so you'll need a bus / tram as well if you opt for that
    could also try Antwerp, we went a few years ago but they were busy re-building all central area roads n stuff - said we go back sometime when they'd finished but not got around to it yet

    have fun - and some beer frites n choc for me :thumb:
     
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    I can only re-iterate what others have said - train is the way to go.

    Bruges is one of the lovliest european cities, and well worth spending time in. Bruxelles , less so, but they certainly do the christmas market very well.

    Have a great time:Smile:
     
  8. Judge Mental

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    if you stay on Brugge aire it is a very short stroll to the train station.
     
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