11 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

11 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

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11 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Tallinn, Estonia
Fly:  5​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Maastricht, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Tallinn, Estonia


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3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Explore hidden gems such as Zaanse Schans and English Reformed Church. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Singel, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder website .

Tallinn, Estonia to Amsterdam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tallinn in May, Amsterdam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Wildlife

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Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, Head underground at Maastricht Underground, explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Begraafplaats Margraten, and finally identify plant and animal life at Op Ezel Avontuur.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Maastricht online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Maastricht in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Maastricht

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Side Trips

Margraten, Op Ezel Avontuur
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Op Ezel Avontuur ©
Op Ezel Avontuur
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery

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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.
Get some cultural insight at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Historic Centre of Brugge. Basilica of the Holy Blood and St. Elisabeth Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail (in Ghent) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, make a trip to Burg Square, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip builder .

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Bruges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail, Menin Gate Memorial
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon and Antwerpen-Centraal. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Atomium, get outside with Piscine L'Espadon, and contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

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Antwerpen-Centraal
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