17 days in Benelux Itinerary

17 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Koksijde Bad, Belgium
— 1 night
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 1 day
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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De Koog, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights

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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 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and then admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels online journey maker.

Fort Worth, USA to Brussels is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Fort Worth in March, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges tour builder website.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koksijde Bad.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

1
night
Koksijde Bad, Belgium

Koksijde Bad ©
Museum Paul Delvaux has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Kasteel Beauvoorde and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Paul Delvaux.

Before you visit Koksijde Bad, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Bruges to Koksijde Bad by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. March in Koksijde Bad sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Koksijde Bad

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kasteel Beauvoorde ©
Kasteel Beauvoorde
Museum Paul Delvaux ©
Museum Paul Delvaux

1
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ieper (Ypres) ©

Wipers

Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
You've now added Sanctuary Wood to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Sanctuary Wood, then don't miss a visit to Tyne Cot Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, and finally contemplate the long history of Hill 60.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ieper (Ypres) trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Koksijde Bad to Ieper (Ypres) takes an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
Hill 60 ©
Hill 60

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

Your day by day itinerary now includes Belgian Comic Strip Center, Grand Casino Brussels - Viage and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). On the 22nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and then try to win big at Grand Casino Brussels - Viage.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ieper (Ypres) to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Horta Museum (Musee Horta) ©
Horta Museum (Musee Horta)
Belgian Comic Strip Center ©
Belgian Comic Strip Center

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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.
Kijk-Kubus has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Panorama Mesdag. Go for a jaunt from Rotterdam to Scheveningen to see Scheveningen Beach about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam trip planner.

Drive from Brussels to Rotterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag

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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.
Dampkring Coffeeshop has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then look for gifts at Dampkring Coffeeshop, and then visit The Jordaan. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and then contemplate the long history of Begijnhof.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam visit planning tool.

Getting from Rotterdam to Amsterdam by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to De Koog.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Highlights from your plan
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam ©
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

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De Koog, The Netherlands

De Koog ©
De Koog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Texel, and then hike along Sommeltjespad.

Find out how to plan De Koog trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Do a combination of train, ferry, and bus from Amsterdam to De Koog in 4 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 38°F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in De Koog

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora ©
Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora
Lighthouse Texel ©
Lighthouse Texel
Sommeltjespad ©
Sommeltjespad

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and De Duif are in your itinerary. See even more of Amsterdam: wander the streets of Red Light District.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam holiday tool.

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train from De Koog to Amsterdam in 4 hours. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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