10 days in Belgium, Rotterdam & Amsterdam Itinerary

10 days in Belgium, Rotterdam & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights

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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 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Atomium, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then take a stroll through Lower Town, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then sample the tasty concoctions at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, and then wander the streets of Meir.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planning app.

Manchester, UK to Brussels is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (7°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

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Must see
Grand Place
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Specialty Museum
Atomium
3.8

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Salvador Dali Exhibition, don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally make a trip to Ghent City Center.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bruges day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

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World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8
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Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
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World heritage site
Belfry of Bruges
4.5

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 29th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus, then browse the different shops at Markthal, then snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast. On the next day, paddle through the water with Zeebaard Kayak Tours Leiden, kick back and relax at Scheveningen Beach, then shop like a local with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Agnetapark.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Rotterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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Neighborhood
Agnetapark
4.5

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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 31st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, and then wander the streets of Leidseplein. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by The American Book Center, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker website.

Drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Anne Frank House
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Van Gogh Museum
4.5

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