Goal of any Euro-trip is to cover history with churches, castles and cobble stone streets in Germany, follow it up with some high street shopping in Paris and then head to Eastern Europe to party like there's no tomorrow. What if I told you that there's a small town half way between Paris and Amsterdam, that has all of it? Yes there is, it's called Ghent(Gent in Flemish & Gand in French). Ghent is a university town that has a bit of everything and unlike other popular European cities, it's not too big and thus everything is just a short walk away.
So if you're a history buff and can name different architectural styles in a breath, then these are the place you should go straight away when you're in Ghent.