11 days in Brussels, Ghent & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Brussels, Ghent & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in Brussels, Ghent & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Grand Place, contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs d'Ixelles, and then examine the collection at Atomium. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta) and then take a stroll through Place St. Gery.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner

Toronto, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Brussels, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Brussels are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Horta Museum (Musee Horta) ©
Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

2
nights
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.
You've added The Markt, Historic Centre of Brugge, In Flanders Fields Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and then make a trip to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, then brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle).

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent vacation builder

Traveling by train from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Ghent sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bruges, In Flanders Fields Museum
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
The Markt ©
The Markt

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 Keukenhof. Get in touch with nature at Het Twiske and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Rembrandt House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through Brouwersgracht, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, and get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam journey planning website

You can drive from Ghent to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Frans Hals Museum, Keukenhof
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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