16 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

16 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Kortrijk, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Rotterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
6
Utrecht, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
7
The Hague, Holland
— 1 night
train:  15​min
8
Leiden, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
End: Amsterdam, Holland


Learn more about your trip

1
night
Kortrijk, Belgium

Kortrijk ©
Kortrijk is a Belgian city and municipality in the Flemish province of West Flanders.It is the capital and largest city of the judicial and administrative arrondissement of Kortrijk. You've now added Saint Anthony's Church and Lourdes Cave to your itinerary. On the 27th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony's Church and Lourdes Cave.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kortrijk trip itinerary maker .

Brussels to Kortrijk is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Kortrijk

Historic Sites

Side Trips

WW1 Battlefields Alive, Tyne Cot Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Saint Martin's Church ©
Saint Martin's Church

2
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.
You've now added Belfry of Bruges to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain and then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Bruges day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kortrijk to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

2
nights
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 1st (Fri): examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Kraanlei, and finally explore the galleries of Gravensteen.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ghent trip planner .

Ghent is just a stone's throw from Bruges. April in Ghent sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
St. Nicholas' Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas' Cathedral
STAM Ghent City Museum ©
STAM Ghent City Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, then examine the collection at Museum Mayer van den Bergh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Carolus Borromeus Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Rockox House. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof Lier, examine the collection at Kazerne Dossin, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Antwerp travel route planning site .

You can take a train from Ghent to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Begijnhof Lier, Kazerne Dossin
Highlights from your plan
Museum Mayer van den Bergh ©
Museum Mayer van den Bergh
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei

2
nights
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
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.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basiliek H.H. Agatha en Barbara, steep yourself in history at Sint Janskerk, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, and finally examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote Kerk, then admire the masterpieces at Dordrechts Museum, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthal Rotterdam, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wereldmuseum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Antwerp to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Delft, Dordrecht, Basiliek H.H. Agatha en Barbara, Sint Janskerk
Highlights from your plan
Dordrechts Museum ©
Dordrechts Museum
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk

2
nights
Utrecht, Holland

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Canals area and Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum). Get some historical perspective at Dom Tower and Slot Zuylen. Get out of town with these interesting Utrecht side-trips: Koppelpoort (in Amersfoort) and Singer Laren Museum, Theatre and Sculpture Garden (in Laren). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Castellum Hoge Woerd, take an in-depth tour of Centraal Museum, browse the exhibits of DOMunder, and make a trip to Sint Willibrordkerk.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Utrecht day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Utrecht takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Utrecht can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Singer Laren Museum, Theatre and Sculpture Garden, Castellum Hoge Woerd, Koppelpoort
Highlights from your plan
Canals area ©
Canals area
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) ©
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower

1
night
The Hague, Holland

The Hague ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the galleries of Panorama Mesdag, explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), examine the collection at Museum Prinsenhof Delft, then explore the galleries of Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, and finally see the interesting displays at Het Keringhuis.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our The Hague attractions site .

Getting from Utrecht to The Hague by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in The Hague, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Leiden.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Delft, Het Keringhuis
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag
Museum Paul Tetar van Elven ©
Museum Paul Tetar van Elven

2
nights
Leiden, Holland

Leiden ©
Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Keukenhof, examine the collection at Atlantikwall Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Duivenvoorde, and finally examine the collection at Sieboldhuis. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at The Flower Bulb Region, then don't miss a visit to Koornbrug Leiden uit 1642-1825, and then explore the world behind art at Museum De Lakenhal.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Leiden trip planner.

Leiden is very close to The Hague. In May, daily temperatures in Leiden can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Leiden

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lisse, Kasteel Duivenvoorde, Atlantikwall Museum
Highlights from your plan
Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof
Kasteel Duivenvoorde ©
Kasteel Duivenvoorde
Museum De Lakenhal ©
Museum De Lakenhal

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Portuguese Synagogue.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Leiden to Amsterdam by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Portuguese Synagogue ©
Portuguese Synagogue

Similar Plans

17 days in Amsterdam, The Hague & Rotterdam BY A USER FROM IRAN September, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Belgium BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Holland & Belgium BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in The Hague, Rotterdam & Giethoorn BY A USER FROM MACEDONIA July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Brussels, Bruges & Luxembourg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Holland, Belgium & Paris BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in France, Holland & Brussels BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Holland BY A USER FROM SWEDEN August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Rotterdam BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 37 days in Holland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 49 days in Germany, Belgium & France BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans