7 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Dusseldorf Itinerary

7 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Dusseldorf Itinerary

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7 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Dusseldorf Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  12​h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visit Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Change things up with a short trip to Zandvoort aan Zee in Zandvoort (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of Red Light District, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and shop like a local with De 9 Straatjes.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam vacation planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam. In November, Amsterdam is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Brussels route builder app .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for gifts at Altstadt.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dusseldorf trip maker tool .

You can drive from Brussels to Dusseldorf in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Shopping
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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