16 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

16 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Westerhoven, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Mondial Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dammam in September: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Westerhoven.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Westerhoven, The Netherlands

Westerhoven is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. Kids will enjoy De Wonderlijke Klim and Fatih moskee. Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught and Schotel Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Westerhoven: Pennings Gallery (in Eindhoven), Maastricht (Galerie MOA, Fort Sint Pieter, &more) and St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, admire the masterpieces at Ton Smits Huis, learn about all things military at Rocksteady Militaria, and get to know the fascinating history of Kasteeltuinen Arcen.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Westerhoven road trip tool.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Westerhoven in 2 hours. September in Westerhoven sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruges.

Things to do in Westerhoven

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gravensteen and Church of Our Lady Bruges. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and The Markt. Venture out of the city with trips to Ieper (Ypres) (Essex Farm Cemetery & Hill 60). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in the pleasant sights at Walplein, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church), and admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bruges vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Westerhoven to Bruges in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Gibraltar of the North

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Casemates du Bock and Le Chemin de la Corniche. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vianden Castle and Museum Drai Eechelen. Explore Luxembourg City's surroundings by going to Larochette Castle (in Larochette), Bourscheid Castle (in Bourscheid) and Echternach (Statue of Johannes Bertels & Column of Justice). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), contemplate the long history of Holy Ghost Citadel, explore the ancient world of Beaufort Castles, and explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates.

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You can drive from Bruges to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then engage your brain at Body Worlds.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Amsterdam visit planner.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
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.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
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.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Geologic Formations
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.