8 days in The Netherlands, Berlin & Brussels Itinerary

8 days in The Netherlands, Berlin & Brussels Itinerary

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1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
3
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You've added DITIB-Sehitlik Moschee, East Side Gallery, Charlottenburg Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, thenpause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, thenponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally walk around Treptower Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planning site.

Dusseldorf to Berlin is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Palace of Brussels, Cantillon Brewery, St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Take a break from Brussels with a short trip to Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery in Bruges, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Atomium and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for Rotterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bruges, Ghent
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Atomium ©
Atomium
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

1
night
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
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.
You've added Euromast, Museumpark Rotterdam uit 1927, Historische Tuin Schoonoord, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus, snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, walk around Historische Tuin Schoonoord, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, thenwalk around Museumpark Rotterdam uit 1927, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rotterdam trip builder tool.

Drive from Brussels to Rotterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Rotterdam sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

World Heritage Kinderdijk
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Historische Tuin Schoonoord ©
Historische Tuin Schoonoord
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Kijk-Kubus ©
Kijk-Kubus

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day
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Van Gogh Museum, The Jordaan and Anne Frank House. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): visit The Jordaan, thenmake a trip to Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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