7 days in Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

7 days in Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

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7 days in Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 day
train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
End: Amsterdam, Holland

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've added A'dam Lookout, Albert Cuyp Market, De Kaaskamer, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, appreciate the history behind Sculpture De Violist, get engrossed in the history at De Nieuwe Kerk, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Amsterdam holiday builder .

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

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.
For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges route planning app .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

1
day
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems fromĀ its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the galleries of Atomium, admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip app .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip maker .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites
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Magere Brug ©
Magere Brug

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