17 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

17 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
De Cocksdorp, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Oostkapelle, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: New Delhi, India

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, thenexplore the activities along Herengracht, and finally explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam journey tool.

New Delhi, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Amsterdam. In August, Amsterdam is colder than New Delhi - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for De Cocksdorp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
De Cocksdorp, The Netherlands

De Cocksdorp ©
De Cocksdorp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. On the next day, 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.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read De Cocksdorp trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to De Cocksdorp by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oostkapelle.

Things to do in De Cocksdorp

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora, Kaap Skil, Museum van Jutters & Zeelui
Highlights from your plan
Golfbaan De Texelse ©
Golfbaan De Texelse
Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora ©
Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora
Lighthouse Texel ©
Lighthouse Texel

1
night
Oostkapelle, The Netherlands

Oostkapelle ©
Oostkapelle is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at de Oostkerk van Middelburg uit 1667, get engrossed in the history at Zeeuws Archief, wander the streets of Boulevard van Vlissingen, thenlearn about all things military at Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44, thensee the interesting displays at Polderhuis Westkapelle Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Westhove Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oostkapelle trip maker website.

Traveling by car from De Cocksdorp to Oostkapelle takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Oostkapelle

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Middelburg, Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44, Polderhuis Westkapelle Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum, Boulevard van Vlissingen
Highlights from your plan
Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44 ©
Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44
Boulevard van Vlissingen ©
Boulevard van Vlissingen

3
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.
Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and For Freedom Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Holy Blood and Langemark Cemetery are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (Hill 60, Saint George's Memorial Church, &more), German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium (in Diksmuide) and De Panne Beach (in De Panne). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, trek along Bruges Art Route, appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bruges online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Oostkapelle to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Oostkapelle in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Bruges. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Langemark Cemetery, For Freedom Museum, German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium, De Panne Beach
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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.
On the 7th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Molsbroek, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, take a stroll through Patershol, thenexamine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, stroll the grounds of Flanders Field American Cemetery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ghent trip planner.

Getting from Bruges to Ghent by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Ghent sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Begijnhof, Flanders Field American Cemetery, Molsbroek
Highlights from your plan
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Flanders Field American Cemetery ©
Flanders Field American Cemetery

3
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.
Atomium and Francois Duesberg Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Royal Palace of Brussels and René Magritte Museum. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Le Bois du Cazier (in Charleroi), St Symphorien Military Cemetery (in Mons) and Fondation Folon (in La Hulpe). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, see the interesting displays at MOOF Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brussels online itinerary maker.

Drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Brussels, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mons, Antwerp, Le Bois du Cazier, Fort Breendonk, Fondation Folon
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the views from Alte Sauerbrucke, step into the grandiose world of Beaufort Castles, explore the historical opulence of Vianden Castle, thenexplore the ancient world of Bourscheid Castle, and finally examine the collection at The Family of Man. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Circuit Wenzel, deepen your knowledge of military history at Citadel of the Holy Spirit (Citadelle du St-Esprit), thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, thenplay a few rounds at Kikuoka Country Club, and finally examine the collection at Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City tour builder website.

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, The Family of Man, Vianden Castle, Bourscheid Castle, Beaufort Castles
Highlights from your plan
Vianden Castle ©
Vianden Castle
Bourscheid Castle ©
Bourscheid Castle
Beaufort Castles ©
Beaufort Castles

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