21 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

21 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

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21 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Utrecht, Holland
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


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6
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Get some cultural insight at The Jordaan and Rijksmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Marken (in Marken) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in June; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Hague, Amsterdam City Tours, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at De Haan beach and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Belfry of Bruges and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Essex Farm Cemetery (in Ieper (Ypres)), Lange Max Museum (in Koekelare) and De Panne Beach (in De Panne). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, make a trip to The Markt, look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House, and contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip itinerary builder site .

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 July, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

De Panne Beach, De Haan beach, Lange Max Museum, Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Essex Farm Cemetery
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Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' and Lieteberg. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Citadelle (Citadel). Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: St Symphorien Military Cemetery (in Mons), Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis) & Cogels Osylei) and Old Town of Durbuy (in Durbuy). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Atomium, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels journey maker site .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Utrecht.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Lieteberg, Old Town of Durbuy, St Symphorien Military Cemetery
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Old Town of Durbuy ©
Old Town of Durbuy
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
nights
Utrecht, Holland

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canals area and Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) and Rietveld Schroder House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Utrecht: Het Bossche Broek (in Den Bosch) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at DOMunder, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, admire the natural beauty at Botanic Gardens, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Utrecht vacation planner.

Drive from Brussels to Utrecht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Utrecht, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Utrecht

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, Het Bossche Broek
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Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen ©
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen
Canals area ©
Canals area
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) ©

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