12 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

12 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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12 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  7​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  2​h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then ponder the design of Mont des Arts, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brussels tour itinerary builder .

Montreal, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Brussels. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon
Mont des Arts ©
Mont des Arts

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and World Heritage Kinderdijk. Get outdoors at Herengracht and The Amstel. Venture out of the city with trips to St. John's Cathedral (in Den Bosch) and Canals area (in Utrecht). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and take in the views from Magere Brug.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam route planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

World Heritage Kinderdijk, Canals area, St. John's Cathedral
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

6
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Atomium. Popular historic sites such as St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Groot Begijnhof are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle), Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville) and Mons (St Symphorien Military Cemetery & Collegiale Sainte-Waudru). See some other sides of Brussels: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, admire the striking features of Town Hall (Stadhuis), and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

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Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Mons, Leuven, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Abbaye de Villers
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Town Hall (Stadhuis) ©
Town Hall (Stadhuis)

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