19 days in Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg City Itinerary

19 days in Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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19 days in Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg City Itinerary

Start: Zofingen, Switzerland
Drive:  8​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Alkmaar, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Haarlem, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Rotterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Zofingen, Switzerland


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4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ouderkerkerplas and Bussloo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Jagersplas. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Kennemer Dunes National Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ronde Hoep Polder, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

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Zofingen, Switzerland to Amsterdam is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jagersplas, Kennemer Dunes National Park, Bussloo, Ouderkerkerplas, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Alkmaar, Holland

Alkmaar ©
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Duinreservaat Castricum. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Marinemuseum, then examine the collection at Kazemattenmuseum, and then contemplate the long history of Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Alkmaar trip app .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Alkmaar in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kazemattenmuseum, Strand Egmond aan Zee, UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal, Duinreservaat Castricum, Zuiderzeemuseum
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Kazemattenmuseum ©
Kazemattenmuseum
Zuiderzeemuseum ©
Zuiderzeemuseum

3
nights
Haarlem, Holland

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), steep yourself in history at Stadhuis Haarlem, explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, then contemplate the long history of Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis), and finally kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kennemerduinen an der Nordsee.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Haarlem online holiday planner .

Haarlem is very close to Alkmaar. In October, daytime highs in Haarlem are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zandvoort, Strand van Wijk aan Zee
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Zandvoort aan Zee ©
Zandvoort aan Zee
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©

2
nights
Rotterdam, Holland

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.
On the 7th (Mon), stroll through Strand Rockanje. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rotterdam travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Haarlem to Rotterdam in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Hague, Delft, National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen, Strand Rockanje
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Strand Rockanje ©
Strand Rockanje
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

3
nights
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 10th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt van Antwerpen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), then get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, then take a stroll through Zurenborg, and finally stop by GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Breendonk, then wander the streets of Zuid (the South), then examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and finally wander the streets of Meir.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Rotterdam to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Fort Breendonk
Highlights from your plan
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen Castle, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Guildhouses, examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kazerne Dossin, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZOO Planckendael.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Antwerp to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ghent, Mechelen
Highlights from your plan
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Larochette Castle, delve into the distant past at Beaufort Castles, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Vianden, then step into the grandiose world of Bourscheid Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Chateau Esch-sur-Sure. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Petrusse Casemates, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire de la Ville, meet the residents at Parc Merveilleux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), and finally admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

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Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau Esch-sur-Sure, Beaufort Castles, Bourscheid Castle, Larochette Castle, Parc Merveilleux
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

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