8 days in Amsterdam, Giethoorn & Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Amsterdam, Giethoorn & Belgium Itinerary

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1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
2
Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 1 night
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights

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night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, thenstroll around Vondelpark, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, thenexplore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour itinerary maker site.

Newark, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in April, you will find days in Amsterdam are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at HistoMobil, thenexamine the collection at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, thensee the interesting displays at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie, and finally examine the collection at De Oude Aarde.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Giethoorn journey maker tool.

Drive from Amsterdam to Giethoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Giethoorn, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Giethoorn

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Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus ©
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus
De Oude Aarde ©
De Oude Aarde
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie ©
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, thentake an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, thenmake a trip to The Markt, and finally appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, thensample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges.

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You can drive from Giethoorn to Bruges in 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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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 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, thenmake a trip to Grand Place, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

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