16 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

16 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights

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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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and stroll around Vondelpark.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary app.

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Skyview De Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Madurodam and then view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read The Hague tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to The Hague in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Museum Prinsenhof Delft ©
Museum Prinsenhof Delft

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Efteling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Euromast, take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, then browse the different shops at Markthal, and finally don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Rotterdam takes 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 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Efteling
Efteling
Euromast ©
Euromast
Erasmus Bridge ©
Erasmus Bridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Graslei and Korenlei, explore the galleries of Gravensteen, then make a trip to Ghent City Center, and finally snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, then look for gifts at Di Amore, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Antwerp are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Side Trip

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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei
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 7th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bruges using our trip planner.

Drive from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then examine the collection at Atomium, and then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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Maastricht, The Netherlands

Maastricht ©

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): Head underground at Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave, Head underground at Maastricht Underground, admire the landmark architecture of Hoofdwacht, then make a trip to Vrijthof, then don't miss a visit to Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally look for gifts at de winkel van nijntje. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Designer Outlet Roermond.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Maastricht holiday planner.

Drive from Brussels to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Maastricht are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Designer Outlet Roermond ©
Designer Outlet Roermond
Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen

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