8 days in Benelux Itinerary

8 days in Benelux Itinerary

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8 days in Benelux Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anne Frank House and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Zaanse Schans and Panorama Mesdag will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, stroll through The Amstel, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online driving holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Amsterdam. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
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 Groeningemuseum and Belfry of Bruges. Basilica of the Holy Blood and Historic Centre of Brugge will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, don't miss a visit to St Bonifacius Bridge, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Bruges day trip planning website .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Bruges sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Atomium, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Brussels, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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