18 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Germany Itinerary

18 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
6
Leuven, Belgium
— 2 nights
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights

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.
Step out of Amsterdam to go to Lisse and see Keukenhof, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Phoenix to Amsterdam. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in April, with highs in Amsterdam at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, thensee the interesting displays at Red Star Line Museum, thenexamine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Antwerp sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, thenexplore the activities along Minnewater Lake, thensee the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally make a trip to The Markt. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, thensteep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally make a trip to Oude Griffie.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Antwerp to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of St Michael's Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, thentake a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, thensavor the flavors at BE O Markt, and finally explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, look for gifts at Dille and Kamille, thentake in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ghent trip planning site.

Take a train from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Ghent, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, browse the exhibits of Atomium, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

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Getting from Ghent to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Brussels sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Leuven.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

2
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Leuven, Belgium

The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
On the 4th (Mon), admire the striking features of University Library & Bell Tower, pause for some photo ops at Vallend paard, make a trip to Old Market Square, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden Kruidtuin, and finally make a trip to Groot Begijnhof. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Great Market Square (Grote Markt), admire the landmark architecture of Leuven Train Station, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thensee the interesting displays at M - Museum Leuven, and finally get your game on at LASER3000.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Leuven trip maker app.

You can drive from Brussels to Leuven in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Leuven can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Leuven

Fun & Games Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Botanical Garden Kruidtuin ©
Botanical Garden Kruidtuin
Groot Begijnhof ©
Groot Begijnhof

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nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Berlin trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Leuven to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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