I'm stopping over in Amsterdam b/t Xmas and NY's Eve, on my way to South Africa. I'd like to take a short train ride to see Bruges, but just for the day.
The Rail Europe website quotes 1st-class prices of US $60 each way, 2nd-class prices of US$42 each way (with reservations).
It's been since 1985 that I've traveled on European trains, and I traveled 2nd class then. But hey, I'm older and "wealthier" (not!) now, and maybe I'd like 1st class. Any advice?
Any type of discounts that I could try to snag?