8 days in Benelux Itinerary

8 days in Benelux Itinerary

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

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Anne Frank House and Panorama Mesdag. Explore hidden gems such as Zaanse Schans and The Jordaan. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof and stroll through The Amstel.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Holy Blood and Historic Centre of Brugge. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in the views from St Bonifacius Bridge, and make a trip to The Markt.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges route maker app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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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 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Atomium, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brussels attractions planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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