10 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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10 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly + Train:  11​h 30​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Pune, India

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brussels visit website .

Pune, India to Brussels is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Brussels is minus 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
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 18th (Mon): make a trip to The Markt, pause for some photo ops at Oude Griffie, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally have a few drinks at 2be Beer Wall.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): go for a walk through Meir, then stop by Grand Diamonds Jewelry, and then sample the tasty concoctions at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and then take a stroll through Zurenborg.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Antwerp vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Neighborhoods Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gravensteen
Highlights from your plan
Meir ©
Meir
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Jordaan, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and look for gifts at Wijn & Kaas speciaalzaak.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner .

Take a train from Antwerp to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Wijn & Kaas speciaalzaak
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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