6 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Nord Itinerary

6 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Nord Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Lille, France
— 1 night

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Atomium, then admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and then make a trip to Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brussels online trip itinerary builder.

Paris, France to Brussels is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

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Specialty Museum
Atomium
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World heritage site
Grand Place
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

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 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Must see
Van Gogh Museum
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Anne Frank House
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

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.
On the 10th (Fri), sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bruges tour planning site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Lille.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
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Art Museum
Groeningemuseum
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The Markt
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Lille, France

Lille ©

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll the grounds of VC Corner Australian Cemetery, make a trip to Grande Place, then see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, then explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lille itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Bruges to Lille in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Lille

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