14 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

14 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Nationaal Park Veluwezoom has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Rijksmuseum and Moco Museum will appeal to museum buffs.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam vacation maker.

Manila, Philippines to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Amsterdam is minus 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Manila in February, with highs in Amsterdam at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

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 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. February in Brussels sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some cultural insight at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Belfry of Bruges. Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Sint-Walburgakerk. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church), take in the spiritual surroundings of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bruges trip builder.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Bruges sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Petit Palais. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis in Saint-Denis--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.