9 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

9 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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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 breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, make a trip to Dam Square, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and explore the galleries of Anne Frank House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel route app.

Vienna, Austria to Amsterdam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in April, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Oude Griffie, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bruges itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and make a trip to Atomium.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:

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.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
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.