8 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

8 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Rochefort, Belgium
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, then enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout, then have a few drinks at Brouwerij 't IJ, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam planning tool.

Szczecin, Poland to Amsterdam is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.

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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Brouwerij 't IJ ©
Brouwerij 't IJ
A'dam Lookout ©
A'dam Lookout

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 12th (Wed), make a trip to Grote Markt, then admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, and finally see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Antwerp takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Antwerp

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums
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De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery ©
De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then take a stroll through Latin Quarter, and finally wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres, and finally wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris journey website.

Take a train from Antwerp to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

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Latin Quarter ©
Latin Quarter
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

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 15th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bruges sightseeing planning site.

You can take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Bruges hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Rochefort.

Things to do in Bruges

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery ©
Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Rochefort, Belgium

Rochefort ©
Rochefort is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur, close to the Ardennes. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Riveo, then Head underground at Domaine Des Grottes De Han, and then see the interesting displays at Musee HAN 1900.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rochefort travel planner.

Drive from Bruges to Rochefort in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Maastricht.

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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Domaine Des Grottes De Han ©
Domaine Des Grottes De Han
Riveo ©
Riveo

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Maastricht, The Netherlands

Maastricht ©

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen and then Head underground at Maastricht Underground.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Maastricht travel route planner.

You can drive from Rochefort to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen

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