15 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Train to Sion, Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Grand Place and Mini-Europe will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels travel planner.

Pune, India to Brussels is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Pune to Brussels, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks
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Bruges, Belgium

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like The Markt and Historic Centre of Brugge will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Korenmarkt, Ghent City Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, contemplate the long history of Brugse Vrije, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bruges day trip planning website.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), get in on the family fun at Madurodam and then shop like a local with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, then examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, then admire the striking features of Euromast, and finally browse the different shops at Markthal.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rotterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Rotterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Zandvoort aan Zee in Zandvoort, approximately Zandvoort away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and shop like a local with Leidseplein.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip tool.

Getting from Rotterdam to Amsterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Belgium travel guide

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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.

The Netherlands travel guide

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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.