15 days in Holland, Dusseldorf & Bruges Itinerary

15 days in Holland, Dusseldorf & Bruges Itinerary

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15 days in Holland, Dusseldorf & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Giethoorn, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 day
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

6
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Attractions like ARTIS and Het Twiske make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), stroll through Vondelpark, and choose your vessel at Rederij De Jordaan.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Jeddah to Amsterdam, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in August, with highs in Amsterdam at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

1
night
Giethoorn, Holland

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Giethoorn trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Amsterdam to Giethoorn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Giethoorn sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Nature Wildlife Parks

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Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
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Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

1
day
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 17th (Fri), stop by Old Town (Altstadt), admire the natural beauty at Nordpark, then get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, then take in panoramic vistas at Rhine Tower (Rheinturm), and finally admire the striking features of MedienHafen.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Giethoorn to Dusseldorf in 2.5 hours. August in Dusseldorf sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

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Nordpark ©
Nordpark
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Rheinturm ©
Rheinturm

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Markt and Minnewater Lake. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and sample the tasty concoctions at De Halve Maan Brewery.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bruges journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Bruges

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The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

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