I am traveling from Amsterdam to London on May 11 and 12. I have a Thalys train to Brussels Midi that arrives on the morning of May 11 at 7:30 and leave on the Eurostar at 10:56 on May 12, so I have one day and one night on that Sunday and need to decide if I spend it in Brussels or Bruges. I have seen the posts about what is open on Sunday in both cities. I have never visited either city, so I need to know where I will have the most opportunities for exploration for one day and one night. Will I get to see more in Bruges on a Sunday just because it is a more compact and scenic historic center or will I find more things open in Brussels? Price-wise, it appears hotels might be about the same in both places. Any other suggestions? Also, if I do go to Bruges that Sunday, is there any reason to pre-purchase my train reservations or will there be no problem purchasing the tickets once I arrive? Will it be less expensive to purchase in advance?