9 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

9 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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9 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Isparta, Turkey
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Isparta, Turkey

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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 27th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, then make a trip to Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel planner.

Isparta, Turkey to Amsterdam is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Isparta to Amsterdam is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Isparta, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Antwerp.

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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
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 8th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

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You can take a train from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Bruges.

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MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

2
nights
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 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally make a trip to Oude Griffie.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bruges holiday maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

1
night
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, look for gifts at Dille and Kamille, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then steep yourself in history at Graslei and Korenlei, and finally don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ghent travel itinerary planner.

Ghent is just a short distance from Bruges. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels journey planner .

Getting from Ghent to Brussels by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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