11 days in Benelux Itinerary

11 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brugelette, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zaanse Schans and Canals area. Do some cultural sightseeing at Body Worlds and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Venture out of the city with trips to Rotterdam (Rotterdam Centraal Station & Markthal). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, and take in panoramic vistas at A'dam Lookout.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip website.

Denver, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amsterdam when traveling from Denver in December, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

1
night
Antwerp, Belgium

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 18th (Fri): examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Antwerp trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Antwerp takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites

3
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ghent City Center and Belfry of Bruges. The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Graslei and Korenlei are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke), Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum & Menin Gate Memorial) and St Michael's Bridge (in Ghent). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip builder site.

Getting from Antwerp to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Brugelette.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

1
night
Brugelette, Belgium

Although it boasts a thousand years of history, the small town of Brugelette remains best known for its zoo and botanical garden, one of the few places in Europe where you can see giant pandas.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Huis Jonathas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Nicolas, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pairi Daiza.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brugelette trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brugelette takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brugelette

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

2
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Bronze bust - Victor Hugo, explore the historical opulence of Vianden Castle, and then examine the collection at Maison de Victor Hugo in Vianden.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Brugelette to Luxembourg City by car takes about 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip