10 days in Amsterdam, Cologne & Brussels Itinerary

10 days in Amsterdam, Cologne & Brussels Itinerary

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10 days in Amsterdam, Cologne & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  7​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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.
Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Keukenhof in Lisse--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and enjoy some diversion at Museumphoto.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Amsterdam at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Keukenhof
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for gifts at Old Town (Altstadt), enjoy breathtaking views from Rhine Tower (Rheinturm), and then steep yourself in history at Cologne Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cologne route maker website .

Drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Cologne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Dusseldorf
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Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Rheinturm ©
Rheinturm
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

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.
On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Cologne to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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