14 days in Belgium Itinerary

14 days in Belgium Itinerary

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14 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
train:  2​h
1
Brussels
— 1 night
train:  30​min
2
Leuven
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Waterloo
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Ghent
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Bruges
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
De Haan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Mechelen
— 1 night
train:  15​min
8
Antwerp
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Brussels

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the striking features of Guild Houses, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, then don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Brussels travel route planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Brussels is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Leuven.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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2
nights
Leuven

Leuven ©
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Vallend paard, stroll around Sint-Donatuspark, then admire the landmark architecture of Groot Begijnhof, and finally stroll around Dylepark. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of University Library & Bell Tower, make a trip to Old Market Square, admire the striking features of Town Hall (Stadhuis), then appreciate the history behind Erasmus Statue, and finally make a trip to Great Market Square (Grote Markt).

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Leuven trip itinerary builder website .

Leuven is just a stone's throw from Brussels. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waterloo.

Things to do in Leuven

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Sint-Donatuspark ©
Sint-Donatuspark
Town Hall (Stadhuis) ©
Town Hall (Stadhuis)
Groot Begijnhof ©
Groot Begijnhof

2
nights
Waterloo

Waterloo ©
Known as the site of Napoleon's defeat, Waterloo tops the itinerary of any serious history buff exploring the Walloon Brabant province, located in the very heart of Belgium.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Villers, then steep yourself in history at Citadelle (Citadel), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Brocante du Lion. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The Wellington Museum, examine the collection at Fondation Folon, then enjoy the sand and surf at La plage de Renipont, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Waterloo trip planner.

You can drive from Leuven to Waterloo in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Waterloo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Waterloo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fondation Folon, Abbaye de Villers, Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Citadelle (Citadel)
Highlights from your plan
Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' ©
Abbaye de Villers ©
Abbaye de Villers
Citadelle (Citadel) ©
Citadelle (Citadel)

1
night
Ghent

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of St Michael's Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), then browse the fresh offerings at BE O Markt, and finally take a stroll through Patershol.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Waterloo to Ghent takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St Michael's Bridge ©
St Michael's Bridge
St. Nicholas' Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas' Cathedral
Patershol ©
Patershol

2
nights
Bruges

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 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, don't miss a visit to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tyne Cot Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Hill 60. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, pause for some photo ops at Denkmal "De Verliefden", then admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and finally don't miss a visit to Brugse Vrije.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip builder site .

Bruges is very close to Ghent. In June, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to De Haan.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hill 60, Tyne Cot Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

2
nights
De Haan

De Haan ©
De Haan is a place and a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Zeemeermin, don't miss a visit to Zeilschip Mercator, pause for some photo ops at Dansende Golven, then tee off at Royal Ostend Golf Club, and finally don't miss a visit to Huisje van Majutte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Begraafplaats Stuiverstraat, stroll the grounds of Essex Farm Cemetery, then take in the history at Dodengang (Trench of Death), and finally stroll through De Panne Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read De Haan trip website .

De Haan is very close to Bruges. In June, daytime highs in De Haan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mechelen.

Things to do in De Haan

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Ostend, De Panne Beach, Essex Farm Cemetery, Huisje van Majutte, Dodengang (Trench of Death)
Highlights from your plan
Essex Farm Cemetery ©
Essex Farm Cemetery
De Panne Beach ©
De Panne Beach
Dodengang (Trench of Death) ©
Dodengang (Trench of Death)

1
night
Mechelen

Mechelen ©
Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Klapgat, admire the landmark architecture of Sint-Janskerk, then admire the striking features of St. Rumbold's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Kazerne Dossin, and finally don't miss a visit to Dijlepad.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mechelen itinerary planning tool .

Getting from De Haan to Mechelen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from De Haan in June: highs in Mechelen hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Mechelen

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Rumbold's Cathedral ©
St. Rumbold's Cathedral
Kazerne Dossin ©
Kazerne Dossin

2
nights
Antwerp

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Hoveniersstraat, steep yourself in history at Beeldje van Nello en Patrasche, stroll around Middelheimpark, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof Lier, and finally see the sky in a new way at Erfgoedcentrum Hoeve Van Paesschen Smoldersklok. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Red Star Line Museum, shop like a local with Museum De Reede, stop by GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds, then see the interesting displays at Museum Mayer van den Bergh, and finally ponder the world of politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis).

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Antwerp tour planning tool .

Antwerp is just a short distance from Mechelen. June in Antwerp sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Beeldje van Nello en Patrasche, Erfgoedcentrum Hoeve Van Paesschen Smoldersklok, Begijnhof Lier
Highlights from your plan
Red Star Line Museum ©
Red Star Line Museum
Museum De Reede ©
Museum De Reede
GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds ©
GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds

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