18 days in Belgium & Holland Itinerary

18 days in Belgium & Holland Itinerary

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18 days in Belgium & Holland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  15​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Zwolle, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand


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4
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.
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Grand Place are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Te Boelaerpark and Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux) and Pierre Marcolini (in Antwerp). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, head outdoors with Piscine L'Espadon, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and make a trip to Atomium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels online trip itinerary builder .

Bangkok, Thailand to Brussels is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in April, expect Brussels to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Antwerp, La Roche-aux-Faucons, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
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.
Visiting Minnewater Lake and De Assels will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Groeningemuseum and Belfry of Bruges. Step out of Bruges with an excursion to Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve in Ghent--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and explore the galleries of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges road trip planning site .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Zwolle.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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

3
nights
Zwolle, Holland

Zwolle ©
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Get outdoors at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Hoge Veluwe National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zwolle: Het Reestdal (in Balkbrug), National park Dwingelderveld (in Dwingeloo) and Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld (in Ruinen). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kootwijkerzand.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zwolle trip builder tool .

Getting from Bruges to Zwolle by car takes about 3.5 hours. April in Zwolle sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zwolle

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Het Reestdal, Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, National park Dwingelderveld, Hoge Veluwe National Park
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Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
National park Dwingelderveld ©
National park Dwingelderveld

6
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, look for gifts at De Kaaskamer, view the masterpieces at De Vishal, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amsterdam planning tool .

Traveling by train from Zwolle to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haarlem, 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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