11 days in Belgium & Holland Itinerary

11 days in Belgium & Holland Itinerary

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11 days in Belgium & Holland Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  4​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland


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3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems fromĀ its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

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

Zurich, Switzerland to Brussels is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

3
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.
Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). There's much more to do: make a trip to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, stroll around Vondelpark, and explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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