13 days in Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

13 days in Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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13 days in Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Zurich, Switzerland

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like NEMO Science Museum and ARTIS. Get in touch with nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, and get your game on at VR GameHouse Amsterdam.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip builder website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Amsterdam, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hoge Veluwe National Park
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Groeningemuseum and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Step out of the city life by going to Minnewater Lake and Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip planning app .

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Atomium and Mini-Europe. Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brussels attractions planning app .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, then trek along Mullerthal Trail, and then learn about all things military at MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Ronn's Bikes and Kayaks, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Vianden, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Merveilleux.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Luxembourg City vacation builder app .

Getting from Brussels to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Chateau de Vianden, Mullerthal Trail, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, Parc Merveilleux, Ronn's Bikes and Kayaks
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Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

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