11 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

11 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and Zaanse Schans. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Keukenhof in Lisse, approximately Lisse away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, visit The Jordaan, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planning website.

Beirut, Lebanon to Amsterdam is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Beirut in April, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

4
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Menin Gate Memorial and Ghent City Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei & St Michael's Bridge) and In Flanders Fields Museum (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bruges road trip planning tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. April in Bruges sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
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Historic Walking Area
Ghent City Center
4.8

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Antwerpen-Centraal and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Go for a jaunt from Brussels to Antwerp to see Grote Markt about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brussels driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Atomium
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World heritage site
Grand Place
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Architectural Building
Antwerpen-Centraal
4.8

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