14 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

14 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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Start: Leiden, The Netherlands
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Leiden, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

6
nights
Leiden, The Netherlands

Leiden ©
Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Head to Galerie Lilja Zakirova and Arthur Tuytel Chocolatier/Patissierfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Sint Anna Hofje (Sint Anna Aalmoeshuis) and Pieterskerk Leiden are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Leiden side-trips: Kinderdijk (in Alblasserdam), World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk) and Reeuwijkse Plassen (in Reeuwijk). There's still lots to do: stroll around National Park De Biesbosch, see the interesting displays at Molenmuseum de Valk, play a few rounds at The Duke Club, and stroll through Het Strand Van Noordwijk Aan Zeedd.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Leiden trip simple and quick.

If you are flying in from Sri Lanka, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Leiden

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Alblasserdam, Wassenaar, Venlo binnenstad, National Park De Biesbosch, Het Strand Van Noordwijk Aan Zeedd
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National Park De Biesbosch ©
National Park De Biesbosch
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Galerie Lilja Zakirova ©
Galerie Lilja Zakirova

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get outside with Hotel Scooters, make a trip to Anne Frank House, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam holiday planner.

You can take a train from Leiden to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Atomium. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, get outside with Piscine L'Espadon, view the masterpieces at Thema Art Gallery, and wander the streets of Chaussee d'Ixelles.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Brussels sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

2
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 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Friet Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then shop like a local with Salvador Dali Exhibition, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Bruges sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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