15 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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De Cocksdorp, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oostkapelle, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

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 13th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stop by The Jordaan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam journey planning app.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Amsterdam is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to De Cocksdorp.
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Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

De Cocksdorp, The Netherlands — 2 nights

De Cocksdorp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. On the 15th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Texel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach, and then examine the collection at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kaap Skil, Museum van Jutters & Zeelui and then tee off at Golfbaan De Texelse.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the De Cocksdorp trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to De Cocksdorp by car takes about 2.5 hours. September in De Cocksdorp sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oostkapelle.
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Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches
Side Trips
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Oostkapelle, The Netherlands — 1 night

Oostkapelle is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Westhove Castle and then examine the collection at Polderhuis Westkapelle Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oostkapelle road trip planning tool.

Getting from De Cocksdorp to Oostkapelle by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Holy Blood and Historic Centre of Brugge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan and Bruges Art Route. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Essex Farm Cemetery (in Ieper (Ypres)), De Panne Beach (in De Panne) and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Bruges online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Oostkapelle to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Oostkapelle in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bruges, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Ghent.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Ghent, Belgium — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): tour the water at your own pace with Minerva Boat Rental, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), then steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Patershol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen and then explore the venue of DOK.

Before you visit Ghent, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to René Magritte Museum and De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: ZOO Planckendael (in Mechelen), Pairi Daiza (in Brugelette) and ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin) (in Antwerp). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery, play a few rounds at Golf de Rigenee, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and don't miss a visit to Place St. Gery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brussels online journey maker.

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Luxembourg City.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Caves St Martin, explore the historical opulence of Bourscheid Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Vianden Castle, and finally delve into the distant past at Beaufort Castles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, explore the historical opulence of Grand Ducal Palace, then see the interesting displays at The Family of Man, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Clervaux.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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Luxembourg travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.
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