55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Terschelling, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Václav Havel Airport Prague
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly to Malmö Sturup Airport, Drive to Lund
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Lund, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive to Malmö Sturup Airport, Fly to Kraków John Paul II International Airport
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Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
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Amboise, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Van Gogh Museum and Grote Markt are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Louwman Museum The Hague), Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more) and Delft (Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles & Nieuwe Kerk). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online visit planner.

Mettet, Belgium to Amsterdam is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zwolle.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zwolle, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Eise Eisinga Planetarium and Holten Canadian War Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Zwolle's surroundings by going to Het Reestdal (in Balkbrug), De Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster) and Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Uffelte). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Poptaslot/Heringastate.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zwolle trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Zwolle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Terschelling.

Things to do in Zwolle

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Terschelling, The Netherlands

— 1 night
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat and then take a tour by water with Viking TS3 Sleepnetvissen.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Terschelling trip builder site.

Getting from Zwolle to Terschelling by journey takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Zwolle in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Terschelling: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Terschelling

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 5 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Popular historic sites such as Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and Lobkowicz Palace capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Prague to Karlstejn to see Karlstejn Castle about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take a stroll through Lesser Town, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Prague itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Terschelling to Prague. When traveling from Terschelling in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Moscow, Russia

— 5 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Get a sense of the local culture at Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. Let the collections at Moscow Kremlin and Tram Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Kolomna (Museum of Favorite Toy, Kolomna Kremlin, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, examine the collection at Melnikov House, contemplate the long history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uspensky Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Moscow trip maker site.

You can fly from Prague to Moscow in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Prague to Moscow. June in Moscow sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lund.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lund, Sweden

— 2 nights

Reading City

Small enough to cover on foot in a single afternoon, Lund boasts one of Europe's oldest and most prominent universities.
On the 20th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Sofiero Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Mary, then step into the grandiose world of Vrams Gunnarstorp Castle, and finally admire the striking features of Sankt Petri Kyrka. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Torup Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Alnarpsparken, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lund Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lund trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moscow to Lund. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Lund. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Moscow in June: highs in Lund hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Lund

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Krakow, Poland

— 6 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Get a sense of the local culture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Cathedral. Wieliczka Salt Mine and Zamek Królewski will appeal to museum buffs. When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave) in Ojcow National Park, approximately Ojcow National Park away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, admire the masterpieces at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala).

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Krakow trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lund to Krakow. Traveling from Lund in June, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, and admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Krakow in June, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 5th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Quentin, and finally identify plant and animal life at L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Maison de l'Artichaut and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Mont-Saint-Michel in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Rome in July, things will get slightly colder in Mont-Saint-Michel: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Amboise, France

— 3 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Chenonceau and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci. Visit Chateau de Chambord and chateau Montpoupon for their historical value. Take a break from Amboise with a short trip to Chateau de Cheverny in Cheverny, about 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal d'Amboise and indulge your senses at Le Tasting Room Wine - Day Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amboise online route planner.

You can take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Amboise in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Amboise, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 6 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Fondation Claude Monet. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Amboise to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ghent, Belgium

— 4 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.
Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde for their historical value. Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Ghent side-trips: Bruges (Gruuthusemuseum, Church of Our Lady Bruges, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, and contemplate the long history of Graslei and Korenlei.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ghent online route maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Ghent in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Ghent are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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.
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Serres Royales De Laeken. Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (Cathedral of Our Lady & Rubens House (Rubenshuis)). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Castle of Laeken, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brussels online trip maker.

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Den Bosch, The Netherlands

— 1 night
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Rocksteady Militaria.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Den Bosch trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Brussels to Den Bosch in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Museums

Side Trip

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.

Overijssel Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Theme Parks · Landmarks

Friesland Province travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Art Museums

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.3
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.

Indre-et-Loire travel guide

4.1
Castles · Specialty Museums · History Museums

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.

North Brabant Province travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Zoos