14 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

14 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Leiden, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights

6
nights
Leiden, The Netherlands

Leiden ©
Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Get some historical perspective at Nieuwe Kerk and Grote Kerk. Shop till you drop at Blaak Markt and The Blue Tulip. Venture out of the city with trips to Oostkapelle (Nature Reserve de Manteling & Oostkapelle Beach), museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen) and Rotterdam (Wereldmuseum, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Old Church, identify plant and animal life at Het Bossche Broek, admire the masterpieces at Vermeer Centrum Delft, and get engrossed in the history at Zeeuws Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Leiden trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport. In August in Leiden, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Leiden

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Delft, Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Oostkapelle, Den Bosch
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Museum Volkenkunde ©
Museum Volkenkunde
Nature Reserve de Manteling ©
Nature Reserve de Manteling
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ©
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Micropia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Singel, then look for gifts at Van Stapele Koekmakerij, and finally look for gifts at Dampkring Coffeeshop.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip app.

You can drive from Leiden to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Nature · Shopping · Parks
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Micropia ©
Micropia
Singel ©
Singel
Van Stapele Koekmakerij ©
Van Stapele Koekmakerij

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Escargotiere de Warnant. Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle). Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) (in Antwerp), Ferme Apicole des Neuf Bonniers (in Denee) and ZOO Planckendael (in Mechelen). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Atomium, sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles, and learn about winemaking at Domaine Viticole du Chenoy.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), Escargotiere de Warnant, Ferme Apicole des Neuf Bonniers, ZOO Planckendael, Domaine Viticole du Chenoy
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Meetjeslandse Kreken, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Markt, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

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You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Meetjeslandse Kreken
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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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