16 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Zwolle, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Oostkapelle, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights


Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Relax by the water at Zandvoort aan Zee and Scheveningen Beach. Attractions like Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Passage). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, look for gifts at Vanroselen Fine Chocolates, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder.

New Delhi, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Amsterdam is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in June, things will get much colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Zwolle.
Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Zwolle, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of De Wieden, then identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Holtingerveld, and then take a peaceful walk through Het Reestdal.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zwolle online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Zwolle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oostkapelle.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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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 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Oostkapelle Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve de Manteling, then kick back and relax at Vrouwenpolder Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurgebied Oranjezon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oostkapelle online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Zwolle to Oostkapelle by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Zwolle in June, you will find days in Oostkapelle are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Bruges, Belgium — 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like The Markt and Groeningemuseum will thrill your kids. Visiting Minnewater Lake and Plage d'Amante will get you outdoors. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Patershol). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Oostkapelle to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Oostkapelle in June, expect nights in Bruges to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brussels.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Grand Place. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip planning website.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
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The Netherlands travel guide

Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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

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.