11 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

11 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
2
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
3
Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 1 night
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
5
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then stop by The Jordaan, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally hunt for treasures at Bloemenmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Amsterdam, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Amsterdam is cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C. You will leave for Rotterdam on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience
Albert Cuyp Market ©
Albert Cuyp Market

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Vermeer Centrum Delft, learn the secrets of production at PAAUW the delft blue factory, and then take a stroll through Kop van Zuid.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam day trip site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Delft
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Vermeer Centrum Delft ©
Vermeer Centrum Delft
Kop van Zuid ©
Kop van Zuid
PAAUW the delft blue factory ©
PAAUW the delft blue factory

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night
Haarlem, The Netherlands

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee, then explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, and then look for gifts at Winkelcentrum Viermeren.

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You can drive from Rotterdam to Haarlem in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. November in Haarlem sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Haarlem

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Winkelcentrum Viermeren
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Zandvoort aan Zee ©
Zandvoort aan Zee
Winkelcentrum Viermeren ©
Winkelcentrum Viermeren
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZOO Planckendael, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Haarlem to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Antwerp, ZOO Planckendael
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Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) ©
Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin)
De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery ©
De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery
Cantillon Brewery ©
Cantillon Brewery

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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.
On the 12th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and then stop by Patershol.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ghent day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Ghent are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Patershol ©
Patershol
Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) ©

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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 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, then look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Bruges, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
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The Old Chocolate House ©
The Old Chocolate House
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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