7 days in Germany, The Netherlands & Olmen Itinerary

7 days in Germany, The Netherlands & Olmen Itinerary

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Olmen, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bottrop, Germany
— 1 night
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Subway to Essen Hbf, Train to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Train to Bruhl
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Bruhl, Germany
— 2 nights
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Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands
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Bus to Harderwijk, Train to Tilburg, Centraal Station, Bus to Kaatsheuvel
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Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Olmen, Belgium

— 1 night
On the 13th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at Hezemeer and then take an in-depth tour of Museum Van Het Kamp Van Beverlo.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Olmen tour app.

Namur to Olmen is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In October in Olmen, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Bottrop.

Things to do in Olmen

Spas · Museums

Side Trips

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Bottrop, Germany

— 1 night
Bottrop is a city in west central Germany, on the Rhine-Herne Canal, in North Rhine-Westphalia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): trek along Halde Haniel (185m), stop by CentrO, then take a stroll around Gasometer Oberhausen, and finally take in the views from Slinky Springs to Fame.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bottrop trip planner.

Drive from Olmen to Bottrop in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Bruhl.

Things to do in Bottrop

Shopping · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bruhl, Germany

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to St. Evergislus and then tee off at Golf Burg Konradsheim. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Schloss Augustusburg, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Maria von den Engeln, then explore the historical opulence of Jagdschloss Falkenlust, then examine the collection at Max Ernst Museum des LVR, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Before you visit Bruhl, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Bottrop to Bruhl in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of subway and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Biddinghuizen.

Things to do in Bruhl

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands

Biddinghuizen is a village in the municipality of Dronten in the Netherlands. To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Biddinghuizen trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Bruhl to Biddinghuizen takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Kaatsheuvel on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Biddinghuizen

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. On the 18th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Efteling.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaatsheuvel trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Biddinghuizen to Kaatsheuvel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

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.