16 days in Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

16 days in Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

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16 days in Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  8​h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Train:  5​h 30​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Toronto, Canada

6
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 list of things to see and do now includes Amsterdam Canal Cruises, Hop On Hop Off, Vondelpark, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Rotterdam, Free walking tour The Hague, Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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 list of things to see and do now includes Ghent City Center, Church of Our Lady Bruges, St. Anne's Church, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gravensteen and Memorial Waterloo 1815. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, St. Nicholas' Cathedral, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, make a trip to Burg Square, and appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Bruges are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, Memorial Waterloo 1815
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©

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've added Grand Place, Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, Royal Palace of Brussels, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Atomium and Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels route planner .

Take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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