55 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

55 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 7 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 8 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 11 nights
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Callantsoog, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 15 nights
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Texel, The Netherlands
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Bruges, Belgium

— 7 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, Huis Arnold Vander Haeghen, &more) and Sint-Martinuskerk (in Sint-Martens-Latem). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, explore the galleries of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, admire the masterpieces at Gruuthusemuseum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges trip maker app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bruges is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Liege, Belgium

— 8 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Parc de Furfooz and German War Cemetery are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at BASTOGNE BARRACKS and Bister. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liege: Castle Veves (in Houyet), Verviers (Maison de l'eau & Musee d'Archeologie et du Folklore) and Domaine de Palogne (in Ferrieres). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, stroll the grounds of Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at De Teut, and trek along La Vallee de la Hoegne.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Liege vacation planner.

Getting from Bruges to Liege by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. June in Liege sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Liege

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 11 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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Serres Royales De Laeken. Appreciate the collections at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude (in Nivelles), Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal, Cogels Osylei, &more) and Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Atomium, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Drive from Liege to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Brussels, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zwolle.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Zwolle, The Netherlands

— 7 nights
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Get some cultural insight at Holten Canadian War Cemetery and Basiliek van de Heilige Kruisverheffing. Visit Onderduikershol Diever and Den Haller for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Zwolle: De Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster), Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Uffelte) and D53 (in Darp). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at De Weerribben National Park. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Het Reestdal, discover the deep blue sea with Diveworld, identify plant and animal life at Kootwijkerzand, and see the interesting displays at Dutch Poultry Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zwolle road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Zwolle takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Zwolle can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Callantsoog.

Things to do in Zwolle

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Callantsoog, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
Callantsoog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Museum-lovers will get to explore Redding museum, Den Helder and Regionaal Archief Alkmaar. Get a sense of the local culture at Abdijmuseum and Kazemattenmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl (in Schoorl) and Noordhollands Duinreservaat (in Bergen aan Zee). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Zwanenwater.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Callantsoog trip planning site.

Getting from Zwolle to Callantsoog by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Callantsoog can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Callantsoog

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 15 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Anne Frank House and Madurodam will appeal to history buffs. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen), The Hague (Japanese Garden, Louwman Museum The Hague, &more) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, The Corrie ten Boom House, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, do sightseeing at your own pace with Self-Guided Tours & Rentals, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

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Traveling by car from Callantsoog to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Texel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Texel, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
Museum-lovers will appreciate Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora and Kaap Skil, Museum van Jutters & Zeelui. Visit De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452 and de Hervormde kerk Den Hoorn Texel uit 1425 for their historical value.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Texel visit planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Texel by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Texel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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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.

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.