15 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
2
Delft, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
5
Hoorn, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights

2
nights
Haarlem, The Netherlands

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Hofje van Bakenes and then steep yourself in history at Proveniershof. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Molen De Adriaan Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Haarlem travel planner.

Amsterdam to Haarlem is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April in Haarlem, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Delft.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

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nights
Delft, The Netherlands

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stop by Cheese and More Delft and then don't miss a visit to Beestenmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum Prinsenhof Delft, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, thenexplore the world behind art at Vermeer Centrum Delft, thenexamine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, and finally don't miss a visit to Markt.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Delft online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Haarlem to Delft takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Delft, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ghent.

Things to do in Delft

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles ©
Old Church ©
Old Church
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk

3
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent meldsĀ the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supportingĀ a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Explore Ghent's surroundings by going to Bruges (Oude Griffie, The Markt, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and make a trip to Ghent City Center.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ghent road trip app.

Traveling by car from Delft to Ghent takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll around Vondelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Hoorn, The Netherlands

Hoorn ©
Hoorn is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoorn: Franeker (Eise Eisinga Planetarium & Franeker City Hall) and IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koepelkerk, and steep yourself in history at Hoofdtoren Hoorn uit 1532-1534.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hoorn trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Hoorn in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hoorn are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hoorn

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franeker, IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Highlights from your plan
Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik ©
Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
On the 19th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Sculpture De Violist and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, thenwander the streets of The Jordaan, and finally don't miss a visit to Dam Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Hoorn to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof

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