Photo by Deborah Miller, Edge of Wonder Travels Unlimited
Beautiful Bruges (Brugge)
An easy train ride from Amsterdam lands you in Bruges, Belgium. Easy to see why it's called one of the most romantic cities in the world with its beautiful, clean canals, charming architecture, bridges, and friendly locals.
Word to the wise: If you're after a truly local experience and want to enjoy the journey as much as the destination, I wouldn't recommend taking a bus tour to get there.
Oh, and spend a couple of nights there as well because a day just isn't nearly long enough.