11 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

11 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

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11 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom


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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.
Bring the kids along to ARTIS and NEMO Science Museum. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture De Violist, and don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam online vacation planner .

Manchester, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Manchester to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.

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

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Markt and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Ghent City Center & Gravensteen). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, and make a trip to Burg Square.

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Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mini-Europe and Atomium. Go for a jaunt from Brussels to Brugelette to see Pairi Daiza about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Brussels online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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