11 days in Holland, Belgium & France Itinerary

11 days in Holland, Belgium & France Itinerary

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11 days in Holland, Belgium & France Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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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.
Attractions like ARTIS and Madurodam make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and experience the excitement of GoDutch - Dutch Costume Photo.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip planner .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Madurodam
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

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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.
Attractions like Mini-Europe and Atomium make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), have some family-friendly fun at VirtualRoom - Virtual Reality Brussels, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Luxembourg Palace. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris travel route builder tool .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Mystery Escape ©
Mystery Escape

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the striking features of Stadhuis, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Friet Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, and finally stop by Carpentier-Goegebeuer.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bruges online journey builder .

Drive from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

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

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