14 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

14 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

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14 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  21​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Maastricht, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bastogne, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Yogyakarta, Indonesia


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4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Jordaan and Canals area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to World Heritage Kinderdijk and Dom Tower. Venture out of the city with trips to St. John's Cathedral (in Den Bosch) and Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, get curious at Body Worlds, don't miss a visit to Thorbeckeplein, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planning tool .

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Yogyakarta to Amsterdam. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Yogyakarta in August, with highs in Amsterdam at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Utrecht, Efteling, Zaanse Schans, World Heritage Kinderdijk, St. John's Cathedral
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Canals area ©
Canals area

1
night
Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Rijksmonument Middeleeuwse Grendelpoort Valkenburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koepelkerk, then Head underground at Maastricht Underground, then make a trip to Vrijthof, and finally go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Maastricht trip planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Maastricht by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rijksmonument Middeleeuwse Grendelpoort Valkenburg
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Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Vrijthof ©
Vrijthof
Koepelkerk ©
Koepelkerk

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Holy Blood and Belfry of Bruges. Your inner history buff will appreciate Beguinage (Begijnhof) and Tyne Cot Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent City Center (in Ghent), Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum & Menin Gate Memorial) and Atlantic Wall Museum (in Ostend). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Burg Square, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, see the interesting displays at Uilenspiegel Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges route website .

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Bruges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bastogne.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Ghent City Center, Uilenspiegel Museum, Atlantic Wall Museum, Tyne Cot Cemetery
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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nights
Bastogne, Belgium

Bastogne ©
Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II.
On the 12th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Bastogne War Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bouillon, and then identify plant and animal life at Parc a Gibier. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie d'Achouffe, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Feodal, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maboge Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Bastogne visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Bastogne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bastogne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Roche-en-Ardenne, Chateau de Bouillon, Brasserie d'Achouffe, Parc a Gibier
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Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon
Chateau Feodal ©
Chateau Feodal

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