11 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

11 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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11 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Train:  4​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— Few hours
Train:  1​h
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  30​min
5
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
6
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 30​min
7
Delft, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train + Bus:  1​h
8
Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Bus + Train:  1​h
9
Delft, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
10
The Hague, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Train:  1​h
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

1
night
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.
Place d'Armes has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then don't miss a visit to Casemates du Bock, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Michel's Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City day trip planning tool .

New York City, USA to Luxembourg City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Luxembourg City hover around 56°F and lows are around 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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hours
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've added Parc du Cinquantenaire, Parc de la Porte de Hal, Royal Palace of Brussels, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Mont des Arts, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, stroll through Parc de la Porte de Hal, contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brussels vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Brussels, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gravensteen as well as Saint Bavo's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ghent online trip maker .

You can take a train from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
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Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

1
day
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Sint-Janshuismolen, Stadhuis and Minnewater Lake. On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, admire the striking features of Sint-Janshuismolen, don't miss a visit to The Markt, appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, then admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges itinerary planning website .

Bruges is just a stone's throw from Ghent. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes St Michael's Bridge, St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Sint-Jacobskerk, and other attractions. On the 20th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Jacobskerk, then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, then don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, and finally take in the views from St Michael's Bridge.

Make your Ghent itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Ghent is very close to Bruges. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites
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Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei
St. Nicholas' Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas' Cathedral
Sint-Jacobskerk ©
Sint-Jacobskerk

1
day
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.
Antwerpen-Centraal has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, then don't miss a visit to Grote Markt, then wander the streets of Zurenborg, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp itinerary planner .

Getting from Ghent to Antwerp by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Delft.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei

1
night
Delft, The Netherlands

Delft
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Delft tour planner.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Delft takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Delft sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 39°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Kinderdijk.

Things to do in Delft

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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1
day
Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Kinderdijk ©
Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15km east of Rotterdam. You've now added World Heritage Kinderdijk to your itinerary. On the 21st (Tue), steep yourself in history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, don't miss a visit to City Hall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk, and finally admire the striking features of Maria Van Jesse Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kinderdijk trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Delft to Kinderdijk takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Delft.

Things to do in Kinderdijk

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Delft
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Maria van Jessekerk ©
Maria van Jessekerk
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
City Hall ©
City Hall

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night
Delft, The Netherlands

Delft ©
For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Delft road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kinderdijk to Delft takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Delft

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Madurodam
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Madurodam ©
Madurodam

few
hours
The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague
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.
To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the The Hague travel planner .

The Hague is very close to Delft. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off toLisse.

Things to do in The Hague

Parks Outdoors Museums
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Clog Experience, Edams Museum, Cheese Factory Volendam, and other attractions you added. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Stadsgevangenis van Enkhuizen uit 1612 are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Jordaan and Singel. Change things up with a short trip to Keukenhof in Lisse (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, tour on your own time with Bike Is Ready, walk around Vondelpark, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by bus from The Hague to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Transportation

Side Trips

Enkhuizen, Wooden Shoe Factory, Keukenhof, Zaanse Schans, Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Fishing Charters & Tours

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