56 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

56 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 11 nights
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Mons, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 8 nights
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Sluis, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 10 nights
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 11 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vianden (Vianden Castle & Altstadt Vianden.), MNHM National Museum of Military History (in Diekirch) and Dudelange (Centre National de l'Audiovisuel (National Audiovisual Center) & Waassertuerm + Pomhouse). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), stroll around Edmund Klein Park, Luxembourg, and admire the masterpieces at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip builder app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Luxembourg City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, things will get much colder in Luxembourg City: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Mons.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Mons, Belgium

— 5 nights
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mons: La Halle Aux Draps (in Tournai), Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail (in Kluisbergen-Ruien) and Brouwerij Roman (in Oudenaarde). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Pairi Daiza, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie des Fagnes - Fabrication de Bieres Speciales, take in the views from Schiffshebewerke des belgischen Canal du Centre, and head outdoors with The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Mons online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Mons takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mons can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Mons

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 8 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.
Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial & Bard Cottage Cemetery), Poperinghe New Military Cemetery (in Poperinge) and Ghent (Graffiti Street, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Markt, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges, and see the interesting displays at Friet Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges travel planning site.

You can drive from Mons to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Bruges are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sluis.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Sluis, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
Sluis is the name of both a municipality and a town located in the west of Zeelandic Flanders, in the south-western part of the Netherlands.The current incarnation of the municipality exists since on 1 January 2003. Change things up with these side-trips from Sluis: IJzendijke (Museum Het Bolwerk & Valkeniershof), Industrieel Museum Zeeland IMZ (in Sas van Gent) and Museum Het Warenhuis - Museum Land van Axel (in Axel). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Bizarium, get engrossed in the history at Museum Het Belfort, stop by Slijterij-Wijnhandel de Vuurtoren, and relax and rejuvenate at Lillehammer Sauna.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sluis attractions website.

Sluis is very close to Bruges. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Sluis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 10 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Louis, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Sluis to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Sluis in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

— 6 nights

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eindhoven: St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn), Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel (in Driel) and Hertog Jan Brouwerij (in Arcen). Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Efteling. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bottle Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at Beeldengalerij Het Depot, examine the collection at Miniaturenmuseum Breda, and view the masterpieces at Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Eindhoven sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Eindhoven takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Eindhoven sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 12 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Mondial Museum (in Volendam), Edam (Kwakelbrug & Speeltoren) and Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Amsterdam driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Eindhoven to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
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.

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.