18 days in The Netherlands & Brussels Itinerary

18 days in The Netherlands & Brussels Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
plane:  7 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Yerseke, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Oldenzaal, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Woerden, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Keukenhof Sideways as well as The Jordaan. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Amsterdam City Tours in Marken, approximately Marken away. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in March; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Amsterdam City Tours, Keukenhof Sideways
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Amsterdam City Tours
Amsterdam City Tours

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Patershol, Herge Museum, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Brussels trip planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Yerseke.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruges, Patershol, Herge Museum
Highlights from your plan
Belgian Comic Strip Center ©
Belgian Comic Strip Center
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

2
nights
Yerseke, The Netherlands

Yerseke ©
Yerseke is a village situated on the southern shore of the Oosterschelde estuary in the Dutch province of Zeeland. You've now added De Goese Golf to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): play a few rounds at De Goese Golf.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yerseke tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Brussels to Yerseke in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Yerseke can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You'll set off for Dordrecht on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Yerseke

Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

De Goese Golf
Highlights from your plan
De Goese Golf ©
De Goese Golf

2
nights
Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Dordrecht
Dordrecht, colloquially Dordt, historically in English named Dort, is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Efteling, Euromast and Madurodam. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Madurodam and then take in panoramic vistas at Euromast.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dordrecht trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yerseke to Dordrecht takes an hour. In April in Dordrecht, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oldenzaal.

Things to do in Dordrecht

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Euromast, Efteling, Madurodam
Highlights from your plan
Efteling
Efteling
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Euromast ©
Euromast

2
nights
Oldenzaal, The Netherlands

Oldenzaal
Oldenzaal is a municipality and a city in the eastern province of Overijssel in the Netherlands. For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oldenzaal tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dordrecht to Oldenzaal in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Oldenzaal can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Woerden.

Things to do in Oldenzaal

Historic Sites

1
night
Woerden, The Netherlands

Woerden ©
Woerden is a city and a municipality in the central Netherlands. For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Woerden online trip builder.

Drive from Oldenzaal to Woerden in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Woerden

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gouda
Highlights from your plan
't Kaaswinkeltje ©
't Kaaswinkeltje
Gouda Cheese Market ©
Gouda Cheese Market

1
night
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
De Glasblazerij has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area and then see the interesting displays at De Glasblazerij.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Utrecht day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Woerden to Utrecht takes an hour. In April in Utrecht, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

De Glasblazerij
Highlights from your plan
Canals area ©
Canals area
De Glasblazerij ©
De Glasblazerij

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam holiday planner.

Amsterdam is just a short distance from Utrecht. You will leave for home on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam ©
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

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