9 days in Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

9 days in Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

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9 days in Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 15 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
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.
Do your shopping at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts. You'll explore and learn at Atomium and Groeningemuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, Basilica of the Holy Blood, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, take in the exciting artwork at Studio Baxton, and get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

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London, UK to Brussels is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels. Traveling from London in February, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Leidseplein. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Boekie Woekie, wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes, and examine the collection at Museum of Prostitution - Red Light Secrets.

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Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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