12 days in Belgium, Holland & Clervaux Itinerary

12 days in Belgium, Holland & Clervaux Itinerary

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12 days in Belgium, Holland & Clervaux Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Clervaux, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil

2
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 some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Shop till you drop at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Leidseplein. Step out of Amsterdam to go to The Hague and see Zandmotor, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum Van Loon, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary website .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In September, Amsterdam is a bit cooler than Porto Alegre - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

The Hague
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
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.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then sample the tasty concoctions at De Halve Maan Brewery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Walplein. On your second day here, stop by 2be Beer Wall, steep yourself in history at Beguinage (Begijnhof), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges day trip tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Nightlife
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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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.
On the 10th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Place St. Gery, see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Clervaux.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Clervaux, Luxembourg

Clervaux ©
Clervaux is a commune and town in northern Luxembourg, administrative capital of the canton of Clervaux.The town's arms, granted in 1896, show three blackbirds on a gold ground in the chief of a red shield, as a variation of the arms of the former Lords of Clervaux.HistoryThe city was the site of heavy fighting during World War II, in the December 1944 Battle of Clervaux, part of the "Battle of the Bulge".Population, the town of Clervaux, which lies in the south-west of the commune, has a population of 1,309. On the 12th (Thu), explore the galleries of MNHM National Museum of Military History, explore the historical opulence of Larochette Castle, then delve into the distant past at Beaufort Castles, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vianden. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Bourscheid Castle, explore the ancient world of Chateau Esch-sur-Sure, then browse the different shops at Knauf Shopping Center, and finally see the interesting displays at The Family of Man.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Clervaux trip maker website .

You can drive from Brussels to Clervaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clervaux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, Knauf Shopping Center, Chateau Esch-sur-Sure, Beaufort Castles, Bourscheid Castle
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Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Bourscheid Castle ©
Bourscheid Castle

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