4 days in Amsterdam, Arnhem & Belgium Itinerary

4 days in Amsterdam, Arnhem & Belgium Itinerary

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4 days in Amsterdam, Arnhem & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Arnhem, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Spa, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam tour itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Arnhem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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Arnhem, Holland

Arnhem ©
Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, then stroll around Park Sonsbeek, and then stop by Stripboekhandel De Noorman.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Arnhem road trip app .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Arnhem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Arnhem sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Spa.

Things to do in Arnhem

Museums Parks Shopping
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Nederlands Openluchtmuseum ©
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum
Park Sonsbeek ©
Park Sonsbeek
Stripboekhandel De Noorman ©
Stripboekhandel De Noorman

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Spa, Belgium

Spa ©
Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stop by Jean Loup Legrand - Artisan Chocolatier, explore the engaging exhibits at Musee de la Foret et des Eaux "P.Noe", and then stroll around Domaine de Berinzenne.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Spa trip builder tool .

You can drive from Arnhem to Spa in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Spa

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Domaine de Berinzenne ©
Domaine de Berinzenne
Musee de la Foret et des Eaux ©
Jean Loup Legrand - Artisan Chocolatier ©

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ieper (Ypres) ©
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 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Menin Road Museum, pause for some photo ops at Menin Gate Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Saint Julien Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Tyne Cot Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Bedford House Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ieper (Ypres) trip site .

Drive from Spa to Ieper (Ypres) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tyne Cot Cemetery
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Bedford House Cemetery ©
Bedford House Cemetery

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