18 days in The Netherlands, Brussels & Bruges Itinerary

18 days in The Netherlands, Brussels & Bruges Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 8 nights
2
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 1 night
3
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Leidseplein. You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and Frans Hals Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Grote Markt (in Haarlem) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Red Light District, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

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New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Amsterdam reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Haarlem, Zaanse Schans, Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©

1
night
The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get behind the scenes at PAAUW the delft blue factory, thentake in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then find something for the whole family at Madurodam.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our The Hague trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in The Hague sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

PAAUW the delft blue factory
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
PAAUW the delft blue factory ©
PAAUW the delft blue factory

1
night
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rotterdam Zoo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church.

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Traveling by car from The Hague to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rotterdam are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Old Church
Highlights from your plan
Rotterdam Zoo ©
Rotterdam Zoo
Old Church ©
Old Church
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ©
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

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 Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Place St. Gery. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and take a stroll through Upper Town - Haut de la Ville.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brussels online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
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.
On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to The Markt, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges.

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Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Bruges sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
On the 15th (Sun), take a stroll through The Jordaan, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then browse the range of quality goods at De Bijenkorf.

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You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Stapele Koekmakerij ©
Van Stapele Koekmakerij

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