58 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Hersonissos Itinerary

58 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Hersonissos Itinerary

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Start: Bruges, Belgium
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Roosendaal, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h
5
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 14 nights
Fly:  7 h
6
Hersonissos, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
7
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 24 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Bruges, Belgium

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Atlantic Wall Museum and Walplein. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bruges trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Ostend-Bruges International Airport and Antwerp International Airport (Deurne). In March, daytime highs in Bruges are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Atlantic Wall Museum
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

1
night
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral and then browse the exhibits of Gravensteen.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ghent day trip planning site.

Ghent is very close to Bruges. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, examine the collection at Kazerne Dossin, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis).

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Antwerp journey builder.

Take a train from Ghent to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Antwerp sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Roosendaal.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Brussels, Kazerne Dossin
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
Kazerne Dossin ©
Kazerne Dossin

7
nights
Roosendaal, The Netherlands

Roosendaal ©
Roosendaal is both a city and a municipality in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.Towns/villages of the municipality Roosendaal Wouw Heerle Nispen Wouwse Plantage Moerstraten The city of RoosendaalUnder King Lodewijk Napoléon of the Kingdom of Holland, Roosendaal received city rights in 1809.The official International ABBA Fan club has been based in Roosendaal since 1986, and since the turn of the century, the city has also played host to the annual convention of the International ABBA Fan Club where for one weekend every April, hundreds of people from all over the world attend the event.Nispen merged with Roosendaal to form the municipality Roosendaal en Nispen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grote Kerk and Speeltuin Vrouwenhof. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Roosendaal: Watersnoodmuseum (in Ouwerkerk), Hervormde Kerk (in Kapelle) and Zierikzee (Zuidhavenpoort Zierikzee, Rijksmonument Noordhavenpoort, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Gevangenpoort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapel van de Broeders van St. Louis, look for all kinds of wild species at Tiengemeten, and get your game on at Escape Room Fort de Hel.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Roosendaal day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Roosendaal takes an hour. March in Roosendaal sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to The Hague.

Things to do in Roosendaal

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Willemstad, Zierikzee, Hulst, Oudenbosch, Bergen op Zoom
Highlights from your plan
Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe ©
Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe
Watersnoodmuseum ©
Watersnoodmuseum
Speeltuin Vrouwenhof ©
Speeltuin Vrouwenhof

14
nights
The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Panorama Mesdag. You'll find plenty of places to visit near The Hague: Rotterdam (Stadium Feijenoord (De Kuip), Euromast, &more), Gouds Kaashuis (in Gouda) and Dordrechts Museum (in Dordrecht). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Den Haag, don't miss a visit to Lange Voorhout, see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague, and ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the The Hague visit planner.

Traveling by train from Roosendaal to The Hague takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden, Gouda, Voorlinden Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Room Escape Games
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag

6
nights
Hersonissos, Greece

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reptisland and St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos). Change things up with these side-trips from Hersonissos: Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Domaine Paterianakis- Κτήμα Πατεριανάκη, &more), Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Wooden Museum (in Axos). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the ancient world of Lato, explore the fascinating underground world of Sfentoni Cave, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Afendis Christos.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Hersonissos tour builder tool.

Fly from The Hague to Hersonissos in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from The Hague to Hersonissos is 1 hour. Traveling from The Hague in April, things will get a bit warmer in Hersonissos: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to The Hague.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Heraklion, Horseback Riding Tours, Fortress Spinalonga, St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos), Reptisland
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Horseback Riding Tours
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

24
nights
The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Vredespaleis. Change things up with these side-trips from The Hague: Rotterdam (Wereldmuseum, Kunsthal Rotterdam, &more), Alphen aan den Rijn (Vogelpark Avifauna & Archeon) and Plaza Markt. (in Gouda). Explore The Hague further: get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, don't miss a visit to Lange Voorhout, enjoy the sand and surf at Het Strand Van Noordwijk Aan Zeedd, and ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights).

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our The Hague itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hersonissos to The Hague takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hersonissos to The Hague, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hersonissos in April, things will get slightly colder in The Hague: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden, Wassenaar, Dordrecht
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Room Escape Games
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag

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