8 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Germany Itinerary

8 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Germany Itinerary

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8 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Germany Itinerary

Start: Regina, Canada
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Regina, Canada

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Head to Leidseplein and De 9 Straatjesfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip tool .

Regina, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Regina to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Regina in December, expect Amsterdam to be warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and René Magritte Museum. Visit Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and look for gifts at Delices and Caprices.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brussels journey planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

few
hours
Cologne, Germany

Cologne
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne travel planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Cologne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Cologne

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums

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