8 days in Germany, The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Germany, The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and then pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Berlin is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Berlin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 22nd (Tue): hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then stop by The American Book Center, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 24th (Thu): make a trip to The Markt, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally stop by The Old Chocolate House. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bruges day trip site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Bruges sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then see the interesting displays at Autoworld, and finally learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural Sciences. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then don't miss a visit to Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, then look for gifts at Passion Chocolat, and finally don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip planning site.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.