We are planning to visit Belgium and the Netherlands between Nov.10-17. My girlfriend and I are wondering whether it's worth spending 3 days in Brussels and 4 in Amsterdam or the other way around? We are traveling on a budget but both places seem equally expensive. Do you recommend maybe spending a night somewhere else either before getting to Brussels or in between Brussels and Amsterdam? If so, where would it be?
Also, we've been looking at places to stay in Amsterdam and the only places who get positive reviews are $200 more / night. We are hoping to spend no more than $125 per night on accommodation. Which neighbourhood should we look at? We don't mind taking public transit but we want to go out in the city at night and make sure we can easily come back to our room at night.
sorry for this long post. Hopefully you can share your thoughts with us.
PS: What are the main things to do in November?