8 days in Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

8 days in Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Willet-Holthuysen Museum are in your itinerary. Visiting Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and De Hoge Berg will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop (in Zaandam) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Oudeschild). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Amsterdam is 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Zaandam, Oudeschild, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
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.
Let the collections at Gravensteen and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique capture your imagination. Grand Place and Memorial Waterloo 1815 will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Gravensteen, Memorial Waterloo 1815
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815

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