8 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Luxembourg City Itinerary

8 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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8 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Luxembourg City Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Leidseplein, Rijksmuseum, Zaanse Schans, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Brouwersgracht and Begijnhof. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Jordaan and Red Light District. There's still lots to do: choose your vessel at Flying Dutch Boats.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam holiday builder app .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Red Light District ©
Red Light District
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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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.
Manneken Pis has been added to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Breweries Historic Sites

Side Trip

De Halve Maan Brewery
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
De Halve Maan Brewery ©
De Halve Maan Brewery
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then hike along Bruges Art Route, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bruges online trip builder .

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Place St. Gery as well as Station BXL. On the 10th (Wed), steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, take a stroll through Place St. Gery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Station BXL.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Breweries Historic Sites

Side Trip

De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, sample the tasty concoctions at National Brewery, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Michel's Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Casemates du Bock.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luxembourg City tour planning tool .

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Breweries Parks

Side Trips

Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, National Brewery
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Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
You've now added Delirium to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife
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Delirium ©
Delirium

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vondelpark as well as Proeflokaal Arendsnest. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get a taste of local nightlife at Proeflokaal Arendsnest, stroll through Vondelpark, then wander the streets of Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Proeflokaal Arendsnest.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Nightlife Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden ©
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden
Proeflokaal Arendsnest ©
Proeflokaal Arendsnest

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