9 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Berlin Itinerary

9 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Berlin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Atomium, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and then steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brussels tour itinerary planning site.

Vienna, Austria to Brussels is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Vienna in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
On the 26th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then get to know the fascinating history of Walplein, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to Belfry of Bruges.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bruges, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Bruges sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, admire all the interesting features of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and walk around Vondelpark.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam itinerary planner.

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Berlin route builder.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.