5 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

5 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

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5 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
train:  2​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
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): wander the streets of Red Light District, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online tour itinerary planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Amsterdam is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), don't miss a visit to Burg Square, make a trip to The Markt, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip 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 April in Bruges, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

1
day
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.
On the 13th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles, sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Brussels online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Cantillon Brewery ©
Cantillon Brewery
Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest

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