56 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

56 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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De Lutte, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 8 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Rockanje, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Leiden, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Amersfoort ©
Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Settels-Roofvogels, steep yourself in history at Muurhuizen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Aegtenkapel, steep yourself in history at Koppelpoort, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hof, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Joriskerk. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Military Museum, then examine the collection at Museum de Fundatie, and then steep yourself in history at De Dijkpoort van Hattem.

Discover how to plan a Amersfoort trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Amersfoort is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to De Lutte.

Things to do in Amersfoort

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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National Military Museum ©
National Military Museum
Muurhuizen ©
Muurhuizen
Koppelpoort ©
Koppelpoort

2
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De Lutte, The Netherlands

De Lutte ©
On the 3rd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Het Lutterzand, then tour the pleasant surroundings at De Dinkel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pleisterplaats De Barkel, and finally examine the collection at Klompenmuseum. Keep things going the next day: hike along Het Reestdal, look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurmuseum Holterberg Diorama, and then see some colorful creatures with Diveworld.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our De Lutte trip planning app.

Getting from Amersfoort to De Lutte by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March in De Lutte, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Den Bosch.

Things to do in De Lutte

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Het Lutterzand ©
Het Lutterzand
Het Reestdal ©
Het Reestdal
Diveworld ©
Diveworld

3
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Den Bosch ©
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
DePetrus and muZIEum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel and Airborne Museum at Hartenstein. Step out of Den Bosch with an excursion to Natuurcentrum De Maashorst in Nistelrode--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurgebied De Moerputten, look for gifts at Patisserie de rouw, get engrossed in the history at Noordbrabants Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Den Bosch travel planner.

Getting from De Lutte to Den Bosch by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daytime highs in Den Bosch are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Oisterwijk.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Noordbrabants Museum ©
Noordbrabants Museum
Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel ©
Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel
DePetrus ©
DePetrus

2
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Oisterwijk, The Netherlands

Oisterwijk ©
Oisterwijk is a municipality and a city in the South of the Netherlands.Population centresHeukelomMoergestelOisterwijkTopographyDutch Topographic map of the municipality of Oisterwijk, June 2015Transportation Railway station: OisterwijkCityOisterwijk received city rights in 1230. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Boswachterij Dorst, identify plant and animal life at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Moergestel Broek. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Schotel Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Kampina, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oisterwijk travel itinerary planner.

Oisterwijk is very close to Den Bosch. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Oisterwijk

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Regte Heide & Riels Laag ©
Regte Heide & Riels Laag
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen ©
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen
Schotel Museum ©
Schotel Museum

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Van Duffel and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Appreciate the collections at Chocolate Nation and Red Star Line Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout), TODI - The Ultimate Diving Experience (in Beringen) and Sint-Pieterskerk (in Turnhout). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beguinage, take in the exciting artwork at Museum De Reede, contemplate the long history of Fort Breendonk, and see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Antwerp trip builder website.

Drive from Oisterwijk to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Beguinage ©
Beguinage
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, get a new perspective on things with Relax Divers Meise, and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Gravensteen and Graslei and Korenlei are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Ghent City Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Ghent: Begijnhof (in Dendermonde), Molsbroek (in Lokeren) and Heidebos (in Wachtebeke). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, shop like a local with Art Center Horus, examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ghent trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

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.
You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Venture out of the city with trips to Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke), Transfo duiktank (in Zwevegem) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum, contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planning app.

You can drive from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Bruges are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rockanje.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

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Rockanje, The Netherlands

Rockanje ©
Rockanje is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Landtong Rozenburg, then look for all kinds of wild species at Voornes Duin, and then explore the activities along De Kwade Hoek.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rockanje trip maker app.

You can drive from Bruges to Rockanje in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Rockanje

Wildlife · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
De Kwade Hoek ©
De Kwade Hoek

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©

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.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus, then identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Dintelse Gorzen, and finally identify plant and animal life at Carnisse Grienden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Rhoonse grienden, see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Natuur en Recreatiegebied Broekpolder.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Rotterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Rockanje to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Rhoonse grienden ©
Rhoonse grienden
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ©
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

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The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Louwman Museum The Hague will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at The Hidden House of Madame de Berry and Kunstmuseum Den Haag. Change things up with these side-trips from The Hague: Nature Reserve de Manteling (in Oostkapelle), Valkeniershof (in IJzendijke) and Boswachterij Westerschouwen (in Westenschouwen). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Duinreservaat Meijendel-Kievietsduin, see the interesting displays at Museon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk, and admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our The Hague tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Rotterdam to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Leiden.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
The Hidden House of Madame de Berry ©
The Hidden House of Madame de Berry
Maria van Jessekerk ©
Maria van Jessekerk

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Leiden, The Netherlands

Leiden ©

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
On the 12th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Verita's Visit, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lentevreugd, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Leidse Hout Park. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum Volkenkunde, identify plant and animal life at Reeuwijkse Plassen, then explore the activities along Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorpskerk Wassenaar.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Leiden route planner.

Leiden is very close to The Hague. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Haarlem.

Things to do in Leiden

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Reeuwijkse Plassen ©
Reeuwijkse Plassen
Museum Volkenkunde ©
Museum Volkenkunde
Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen
Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen

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Haarlem, The Netherlands

Haarlem ©

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grote Markt and Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem. Frans Hals Museum and The Corrie ten Boom House will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Uitkijkduin Petten (in Petten), Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog) and Noordhollands Duinreservaat (in Bergen aan Zee). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rijksmonument St Laurentiuskerk Heemkerk, take in nature's colorful creations at Thijsse's Hof Heemtuin, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Van de Geest.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Haarlem trip maker site.

You can drive from Leiden to Haarlem in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April in Haarlem, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Natuurgebied Zwanenwater ©
Natuurgebied Zwanenwater
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Anne Frank House and Begijnhof will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Calidris Birdsafaries in Texel (about 2 hours away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and walk around Vondelpark.

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Amsterdam is just a short distance from Haarlem. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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