31 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

31 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planner.

Ubud, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ubud to Amsterdam, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Ubud in May: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Haarlem, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Step out of Haarlem with an excursion to Keukenhof in Lisse--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Stadsschouwburg & Philharmonie Haarlem, see the interesting displays at Teylers Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Van de Geest.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Haarlem trip maker tool.

Haarlem is just a short distance from Amsterdam. In May in Haarlem, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

The Hague, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

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.
The Hague is known for museums, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, relax and rejuvenate at Massage Sense, and get in on the family fun at Madurodam.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the The Hague trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Haarlem to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in The Hague sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk) and Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Saturday Flea Market, take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, get to know the resident critters at Rotterdam Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Euromast.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rotterdam day trip planner.

You can drive from The Hague to Rotterdam in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Arnhem, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
On the 2nd (Tue), examine the collection at Kroller-Muller Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Apenheul, and then walk around Park Sonsbeek. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Airborne Museum at Hartenstein, take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Arnhem road trip planning website.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Arnhem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Arnhem are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belgium

— 3 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Antwerp is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, and stop by Del Rey Chocolates.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Antwerp tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Arnhem to Antwerp in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Bruges is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bruges itinerary planner.

You can drive from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Antwerp in June, expect nights in Bruges to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

— 2 nights

Wipers

Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
On the 10th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Bellewaerde, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel, and finally brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): stop by Beer of Belgium, appreciate the history behind Menin Gate Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Cloth Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Talbot House - Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Ramparts Cemetery.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ieper (Ypres) trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bruges to Ieper (Ypres) by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Ieper (Ypres) are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ghent, Belgium

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of Ghent to go to Brugelette and see Pairi Daiza, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), stop by Yuzu, and snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ghent road trip planning app.

Getting from Ieper (Ypres) to Ghent by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. June in Ghent sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

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: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and explore the galleries of Atomium.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brussels online vacation planner.

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

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 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Vianden Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Luxembourg City day trip tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.