10 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

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Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stroll around Vondelpark, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Amsterdam is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In March, Amsterdam is much colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Bruges, Belgium

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 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, then admire the striking features of Stadhuis, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Bruges sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

2
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Brussels, Belgium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, don't miss a visit to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, then browse the exhibits of Atomium, and then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March in Brussels, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

3
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Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel planning website.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
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.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
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.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.