18 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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18 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  15 h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Grand Place. Head to Pierre Marcolini and Avenue Louisefor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Museum De Reede in Antwerp (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), browse the exhibits of Atomium, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Patinoire Royale.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Brussels is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in April, expect Brussels to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Do your shopping at The Chocolate Line Bruges and Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Augustijnenklooster Gent, Spas, & more). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, examine the collection at Friet Museum, take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bruges day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ghent
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

6
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or De 9 Straatjes. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Leidseplein. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Delft (Prinsenkwartier & The Hidden House of Madame de Berry). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take a stroll through The Jordaan, and look for gifts at De Kaaskamer.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Delft, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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