15 days in Belgium, France & The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in Belgium, France & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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Leiden, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Katwijk, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Ghent, Belgium
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Passendale, Belgium
— Few hours
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 1 night
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Lille, France
— 1 night
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Dunkirk, France
— 1 night
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Calais, France
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Dieppe, France
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Paris, France
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Leeuwarden ©
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. On the 18th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Fries Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Leeuwarden day trip planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Leeuwarden is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Leeuwarden to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Leiden.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fries Museum ©
Fries Museum

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Leiden, The Netherlands

Leiden ©

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, add some fun to your beach time Zeebaard Kayak Tours Leiden, see the interesting displays at Wevershuis Museum, then explore the world behind art at Young Rembrandt Studio, and finally admire the striking features of Rijksmonument Jean Pesijnhofje Leiden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Leiden trip site.

Getting from Leeuwarden to Leiden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Leiden, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Katwijk.

Things to do in Leiden

Museums · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wevershuis Museum ©
Wevershuis Museum
Rijksmuseum Boerhaave ©
Rijksmuseum Boerhaave

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Katwijk, The Netherlands

Katwijk ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Strand van Katwijk aan Zee, explore the world behind art at LAM, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Engelandvaarders, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorpskerk Wassenaar.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Katwijk trip itinerary app.

Katwijk is just a stone's throw from Leiden. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Katwijk

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Museum Engelandvaarders ©
Museum Engelandvaarders
Dorpskerk Wassenaar ©
Dorpskerk Wassenaar
LAM ©
LAM

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The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, then see the interesting displays at Museum Prinsenhof Delft, then see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

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You can drive from Katwijk to The Hague in an hour. In December in The Hague, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Antwerp.

Things to do in The Hague

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles ©
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk

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Antwerp, Belgium

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, don't miss a visit to Grote Markt, examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and finally steep yourself in history at Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Antwerp trip builder app.

Getting from The Hague to Antwerp by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Antwerp are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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 23rd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at Atomium, and finally browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

Drive from Antwerp to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Ghent, Belgium

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.
On the 24th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then browse the exhibits of Gravensteen, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ghent route planner.

Getting from Brussels to Ghent by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

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.
On the 25th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bruges tour planning tool.

Take a train from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Passendale.

Things to do in Bruges

Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt

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Passendale, Belgium

Passendale
Passendale or Passchendaele is a rural Belgian village in the Zonnebeke municipality of West Flanders province. To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Passendale trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bruges to Passendale by car takes about an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Passendale can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Passendale

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ieper (Ypres) ©

Wipers

Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tyne Cot Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, and finally don't miss a visit to Menin Gate Memorial.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ieper (Ypres) trip itinerary tool.

Ieper (Ypres) is just a short distance from Passendale. In December, daily temperatures in Ieper (Ypres) can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

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Lille, France

Lille ©

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, make a trip to Grande Place, admire the landmark architecture of Chambre de Commerce, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Hunt Lille, and finally examine the collection at Musee La Piscine.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lille trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Ieper (Ypres) to Lille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Lille

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt Lille ©
Escape Hunt Lille
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille
Musee La Piscine ©
Musee La Piscine

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Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Musee Portuaire, examine the collection at Ecomusee du Bommelaers Wall, then make a trip to Espace Tourville, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dunkirk trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Lille to Dunkirk by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Calais.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Musee Portuaire ©
Musee Portuaire
Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Espace Tourville ©
Espace Tourville

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Calais, France

Calais ©

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nausicaa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre, and then look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Calais online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Dunkirk to Calais in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Dieppe.

Things to do in Calais

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Nausicaa ©
Nausicaa

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Dieppe, France

Dieppe ©
Dieppe, famous for its scallops, is a seaside resort lively all year round.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Chateau-Musee, make a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame de Bonsecours, then admire the striking features of Eglise Saint Jacques, and finally don't miss a visit to Dieppe Ville D'art Et D'histoire.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dieppe online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Calais to Dieppe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Dieppe are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Dieppe

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chateau-Musee ©
Chateau-Musee
Eglise Saint Jacques ©
Eglise Saint Jacques
Chapelle Notre Dame de Bonsecours ©
Chapelle Notre Dame de Bonsecours

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip website.

Getting from Dieppe to Paris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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