I know I mentioned this a while back, but Ethan and I are going to The Netherlands and Belgium this summer (the trip is getting close!) Many of you were so generous to leave comments and lengthy emails with lots of ideas of things to do. I have a looooong list of things to do in The Netherlands, but not so much for Belgium!
If you live in or are familiar with Belgium (or the Netherlands!), I would be ever so thankful if you could fill us in on cool cities to visit and things to do. Belgium was mostly on Ethan's wishlist because he wanted to visit some of their amazing Breweries, but we'd like to do other things as well. We've been to Bruges a long, long time ago. It's beautiful. So we're looking for other cities. We do have a hotel booked for Antwerp, so if you have ideas for that city, we'd love to hear!
Here are some ideas we have so far for The Netherlands:
Cities: Utrecht, Alkmaar, Leiden, Delft, Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam (we have a hotel here, so we'll be taking day-trips out from there).
Things to do: Dick Bruna museum in Utrecht (illustrator of Miffy, above!); Amsterdam: Haarlemmerstraat area, The largest fleamarket in the Netherlands,
9 streets in the old city centre with a lot of vintage stores, Kitsch kitchen, KNSM eiland area; Rotterdam: Photo Museum, Secondhand Stores.
For Belgium: Antwerp: The Kloosterstraat (vintage stores along this street)
We will be gone for 10 days (the boys are staying with my parents!) and that includes travel days. So that's the amount of time we're working with. We'll spend most of the trip in The Netherlands with a few days in Belgium.
Also, we need restaurant ideas! :D
Feel free to leave a comment here or send me an e-mail at thousandclowns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com. Thank-you for any additional recs!