13 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

13 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 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, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Family-friendly places like NEMO Science Museum and ARTIS will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Hoenderloo to see Hoge Veluwe National Park about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, have some family-friendly fun at VR GameHouse Arcade Amsterdam, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Amsterdam is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Markt and Friet Museum. Go for a jaunt from Bruges to Ghent to see Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, explore the landscape on two wheels at Koning Albert I Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bruges vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail
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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Atomium. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Magritte Museum. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

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

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, trek along Mullerthal Trail, and then learn about all things military at MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with Ronn's Bikes and Kayaks, then step into the grandiose world of Vianden Castle, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Merveilleux.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Luxembourg City trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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