24 days in Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Belgium Itinerary

24 days in Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Belgium Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Kwakelbrug (in Edam) and Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Amsterdam is minus 4.5 hours. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sea Life Scheveningen (in The Hague) and Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rotterdam Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rotterdam trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.
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Antwerp, Belgium — 2 nights

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 31st (Mon), get to know the resident critters at ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin), admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, then look for gifts at GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds, then shop like a local with Museum De Reede, and finally ponder the world of politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, pause for some photo ops at Nello & Patrasche Statue, then appreciate the history behind Pieter Appelmans Monument, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally appreciate the history behind Brabo's Monument.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Antwerp trip maker site.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Antwerp are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then see the interesting displays at Diamond Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

Make your Bruges itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Antwerp to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Ghent.
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Ghent, Belgium — 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste, then pause for some serene contemplation at Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage of Kortrijk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, then get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ghent day trip planner.

Drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Ghent are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 6 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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, and explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels route planning tool.

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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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.
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