16 days in Benelux Itinerary

16 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 1 day
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Spa, Belgium
— 1 night
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Namur, Belgium
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip app.

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Amsterdam. In June, Amsterdam is slightly colder than Toronto - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Arnhem, The Netherlands

— 1 day

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, then get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and then stroll around Park Sonsbeek.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Arnhem trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Arnhem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Arnhem sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Arnhem

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Maastricht, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Servatius, go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, then Head underground at Maastricht Underground, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Maastricht tour builder.

Drive from Arnhem to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Spa.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Spa, Belgium

— 1 night
Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pouhon Pierre le Grand, then explore the activities along Lac de Warfaaz, then grab your bike and head to RAVeL Spa - Francorchamps - Stavelot, and finally stroll around Domaine de Berinzenne.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Spa day trip app.

You can drive from Maastricht to Spa in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Spa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Vianden Castle, make a trip to Place Guillaume II, then don't miss a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Place de la Constitution, explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and then steep yourself in history at Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

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Traveling by car from Spa to Luxembourg City takes 2 hours. July in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Namur.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Namur, Belgium

— 1 night
Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Namur travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Namur in 2 hours. In July in Namur, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Namur

Museums · Historic Sites

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, then examine the collection at Atomium, then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

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Drive from Namur to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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 7th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, then appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip planning site.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Antwerp itinerary website.

Getting from Bruges to Antwerp by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Bruges, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Antwerp, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then pause for some serene contemplation at English Reformed Church, and finally make a trip to Dam Square.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip app.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites

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.