After hearing so many good things about Bruges, I am really considering spending maybe half a day there just to see what's it about. Most of my itinerary has been planned and I need your help to figure out if adding Bruges will make sense.
1. If we were to decide to go to Bruges, would it make more sense to do it on the first day or the 2nd?
Pro for 1st day: We won't feel as rushed/stressed to get back to Antwerp on time to catch our bus to Amsterdam
2. Say, we do visit on the 1st day, we will probably get to Bruges around 4 pm. Will we still have enough time to enjoy the sights considering daytime is shorter?
3. Buying train tickets for 4 is expensive. Will it make more sense to rent a car and drive? If so, how easy is it to find parking in Bruges?
Thanks so much in advance for your replies.