15 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights

5
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.
Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in September, with highs in Amsterdam at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and examine the collection at Friet Museum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bruges road trip site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ghent
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

5
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

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