8 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

8 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), thensteep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), thenappreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, thenadmire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brussels day trip site.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Brussels is an approximately 13-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Santo Domingo to Brussels is 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Horta Museum (Musee Horta) ©
Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, thensample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally snap pictures at Nepomucenusbrug.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
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, take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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