11 days in Belgium, United Kingdom & Holland Itinerary

11 days in Belgium, United Kingdom & Holland Itinerary

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11 days in Belgium, United Kingdom & Holland Itinerary

Start: York, United Kingdom
Drive:  2​h
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— Few hours
ferry:  4​h
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
The Hague, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Zeebrugge, Belgium
— 1 day
ferry:  8​h
7
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: York, United Kingdom

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne trip planner .

York to Newcastle upon Tyne is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Newcastle upon Tyne, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Nightlife Parks Outdoors

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like ARTIS and Zandvoort aan Zee will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, make a trip to De Nieuwe Kerk, explore the activities along Het Twiske, and stroll around Vondelpark.

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You can fly from Newcastle upon Tyne to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Zandvoort aan Zee ©
Zandvoort aan Zee

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The Hague, Holland

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, then get in on the family fun at Madurodam, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zandmotor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Landgoed Clingendael and then hike along duinreservaat Meijendel-Kievietsduin.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our The Hague driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Amsterdam to The Hague in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Antwerp.

Things to do in The Hague

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rotterdam Centraal Station, Duinreservaat Meijendel-Kievietsduin
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Zandmotor ©
Zandmotor
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Landgoed Clingendael ©
Landgoed Clingendael

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, and then grab your bike and head to Te Boelaerpark. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, kick back and relax at Sunset Beach, and then stroll through Sint-Annastrand.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Antwerp holiday builder .

Take a train from The Hague to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) ©
Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin)
Sint-Annastrand ©
Sint-Annastrand
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Minnewater Lake and De Fonteintjes. Family-friendly places like The Markt and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: De Panne Beach (in De Panne) and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve (in Ghent). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, pause for some photo ops at Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges planner .

Traveling by bus from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Antwerp in July, plan for little chillier days in Bruges, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zeebrugge.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

De Panne Beach, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve
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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Markt ©
The Markt
Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve ©

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Zeebrugge, Belgium

Zeebrugge ©
Zeebrugge is a village on the coast of Belgium and a subdivision of Bruges, for which it is the modern port. On the 26th (Sun), make a trip to Belgium Pier.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zeebrugge using our trip planner.

Zeebrugge is very close to Bruges. In July, daily temperatures in Zeebrugge can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Kingston-upon-Hull.
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Belgium Pier ©
Belgium Pier

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

Kingston-upon-Hull
Enjoy a trip to Kingston-upon-Hull, a university town with a rich industrial past.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Streetlife Museum of Transport, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Deep, and then stroll around East Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kingston-upon-Hull itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Zeebrugge to Kingston-upon-Hull with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. July in Kingston-upon-Hull sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kingston-upon-Hull

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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The Deep
The Deep
East Park ©
East Park
Streetlife Museum of Transport ©
Streetlife Museum of Transport

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