Last fall when we were in Belgium, we took a day trip to Ostend, a Belgian seaside town. It’s just a quick 2 hour train ride from central Brussels and definitely worth a day trip next time you find yourself in the area.
I put together a one day in Antwerp itinerary, based on our recent trip to Antwerp. These are all based on what we did there, and what I would recommend you check out if you ever find yourself in the wonderful city of Antwerp.
Confession: Brussels is my new favorite City
When we were planning our honeymoon in Europe, we thought it would be fun to travel by train to explore a few different cities and to see the countryside in Europe. Because of it’s proximity to Paris and Germany, and the fact that they speak French there, Brussels ended up on our itinerary. So I booked us an Airbnb for 5 nights. Little did I know, what would soon be true: Brussels is my new favorite city.
Europe is so great. You can just hop on a train and get anywhere you’d like in just a few hours. We visited Ghent in one day while staying in Brussels. It was relatively easy to go to the train station on the day of and purchase our train tickets. It took about two hours via train to get to Ghent from Brussels.
If you only have a day, here are some must-visit destinations in the city of Ghent.