10 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
4
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
6
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Kasteel de Haar, Albert Cuyp Market, Keukenhof, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, get your game on at Museumphoto, and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in June: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keukenhof, Kasteel de Haar, Alkmaar cheese market
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

1
night
The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the galleries of Panorama Mesdag, thenview the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, thendon't miss a visit to De Pier Scheveningen, and finally laugh and play at Madurodam.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read The Hague trip planning app.

Getting from Amsterdam to The Hague by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag

few
hours
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rotterdam trip itinerary site.

Drive from The Hague to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Outdoors Parks Museums

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.
On the 18th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Pieter Appelmans Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, thensee the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, thensee the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp driving holiday planner.

Drive from Rotterdam to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

1
night
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 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, thendon't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Provinciaal Hof.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bruges online trip builder.

You can drive from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Antwerp in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bruges: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

1
night
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and then contemplate the long history of Graslei and Korenlei.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ghent travel website.

You can take a train from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Ghent are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), thensee the interesting displays at Atomium, thenexamine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis and then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels online journey builder.

Drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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