11 days in Belgium & Holland Itinerary

11 days in Belgium & Holland Itinerary

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11 days in Belgium & Holland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Mini-Europe and Belgian Comic Strip Center will thrill your kids. Take a break from Brussels with a short trip to Pairi Daiza in Brugelette, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and don't miss a visit to Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

Before you visit Brussels, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Brussels is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Brussels. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: highs in Brussels hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

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Pairi Daiza
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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.
Family-friendly places like The Markt and Stadhuis will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bruges road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy ARTIS and NEMO Science Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online vacation planner .

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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