9 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

9 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

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9 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Oudewater, Holland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Rotterdam, Holland
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
4
Kinderdijk, Holland
— Few hours
bus + train:  2​h
5
Kaatsheuvel, Holland
— 1 night
train:  4​h
6
Bruges, Belgium
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana, Slovenia


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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes NEMO Science Museum as well as Smokey Coffeeshop. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and finally go all around town with Flagship Amsterdam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take a stroll through Red Light District, then join in the after-dark buzz at Smokey Coffeeshop, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning app .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Amsterdam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
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NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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Oudewater, Holland

Oudewater ©
Oudewater is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands.HistoryThe origin of the town of Oudewater is obscure and no information has been found concerning the first settlement of citizens. On the 12th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Waag (Weighing House), pause for some photo ops at Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint Janskerk, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Gouda.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oudewater trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Amsterdam to Oudewater in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Oudewater

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gouda
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Museum Gouda ©
Museum Gouda
Sint Janskerk ©
Sint Janskerk
Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda ©
Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda

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Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Madurodam and then get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Euromast, and then make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rotterdam online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Giethoorn to Rotterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Kinderdijk.
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Rotterdam Centraal Station ©
Rotterdam Centraal Station

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Kinderdijk, Holland

Kinderdijk ©
Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15km east of Rotterdam. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk and then grab your bike and head to Kinderdijk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinderdijk trip itinerary maker .

Kinderdijk is just a short distance from Rotterdam. In September, daily temperatures in Kinderdijk can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for Kaatsheuvel on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Kinderdijk

Museums Historic Sites
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

1
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Kaatsheuvel, Holland

Kaatsheuvel ©
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): find something for the whole family at Efteling. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Kaatsheuvel online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Kinderdijk to Kaatsheuvel in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of tram and train. In September in Kaatsheuvel, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruges.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. John's Cathedral
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St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, enjoy breathtaking views from 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and then don't miss a visit to Burg Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner .

You can drive from Kaatsheuvel to Bruges in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Beveren.

Things to do in Bruges

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt van Antwerpen, then look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, and then admire the landmark architecture of Central Station. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Antwerp trip itinerary website .

Antwerp is just a short distance from Beveren. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping Historic Sites
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Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

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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.
Delirium has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), don't miss a visit to Atomium, and get a taste of the local shopping with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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