15 days in Germany, The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Germany, The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Cologne, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Visit Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) for their historical value. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, get engrossed in the history at Amsterdam Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Begijnhof.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey builder app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in April; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
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.
Let the collections at Torture Museum Oude Steen and Groeningemuseum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Belfry of Bruges and Basilica of the Holy Blood. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bruges day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

4
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Get some cultural insight at Aachen Cathedral and Marksburg. Popular historic sites such as Reichsburg Cochem and Eltz Castle are in your itinerary. Explore Cologne's surroundings by going to Stiftskirche St. Castor, Karden (in Treis-Karden), Citykirche St. Nikolaus (in Aachen) and Rheinuferpromenade (in Dusseldorf). There's still lots to do: stop by Historic Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Herz-Jesu Kirche, see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, and contemplate the long history of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cologne planning app.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Aachen, Stiftskirche St. Castor, Karden, Eltz Castle, Marksburg, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
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Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem
Marksburg ©
Marksburg

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll explore and learn at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Pergamonmuseum. Charlottenburg Palace and Bebelplatz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin attractions planning site.

Fly from Cologne to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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