15 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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De Cocksdorp, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Oostkapelle, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then visit The Jordaan, and then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam itinerary planning site.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Amsterdam is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to De Cocksdorp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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De Cocksdorp, The Netherlands

De Cocksdorp ©
De Cocksdorp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Texel, enjoy the sand and surf at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach, and then examine the collection at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kaap Skil, Museum van Jutters & Zeelui and then tee off at Golfbaan De Texelse.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our De Cocksdorp trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to De Cocksdorp in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Oostkapelle.

Things to do in De Cocksdorp

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches

Side Trips

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Golfbaan De Texelse ©
Golfbaan De Texelse
Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora ©
Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora
Lighthouse Texel ©
Lighthouse Texel

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Oostkapelle, The Netherlands

Oostkapelle ©
Oostkapelle is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Westhove Castle and then examine the collection at Polderhuis Westkapelle Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oostkapelle day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from De Cocksdorp to Oostkapelle with the Route module. In September in Oostkapelle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Oostkapelle

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Westhove Castle ©
Westhove Castle
Polderhuis Westkapelle Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum ©

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Basilica of the Holy Blood and Essex Farm Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to De Panne Beach in De Panne, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, trek along Bruges Art Route, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Oostkapelle to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bruges when traveling from Oostkapelle in September, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
De Panne Beach ©
De Panne Beach
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): choose your vessel at Minerva Boat Rental, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), then contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally stop by Patershol. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Gravensteen and then tour or see a show at DOK.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ghent online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at René Magritte Museum and Place St. Gery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery and Pairi Daiza. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Golf de Rigenee (in Villers-la-ville), ZOO Planckendael (in Mechelen) and Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) (in Antwerp). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels vacation app.

Getting from Ghent to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Brussels sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) ©
Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin)
René Magritte Museum ©
René Magritte Museum
De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery ©
De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 8th (Tue), do a tasting at Caves St Martin, then delve into the distant past at Bourscheid Castle, then contemplate the long history of Vianden Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Beaufort Castles. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Casemates du Bock, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then see the interesting displays at The Family of Man, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Clervaux.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Vianden Castle ©
Vianden Castle
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Beaufort Castles ©
Beaufort Castles

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