16 days in Dusseldorf, Amsterdam & Bruges Itinerary

16 days in Dusseldorf, Amsterdam & Bruges Itinerary

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16 days in Dusseldorf, Amsterdam & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly + train:  9​h
1
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
+3
train + foot + train + Fly:  10​h
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the striking features of Wilhelm-Marx-Haus. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cologne Cathedral and then stroll through OMS Beachclub.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf trip itinerary maker site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Dusseldorf is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, Dusseldorf is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Beaches Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Folkwang University of the Arts, OMS Beachclub, Kolner Dom, Playpaintball Jungle
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OMS Beachclub ©
OMS Beachclub
Playpaintball Jungle ©
Playpaintball Jungle
Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom

8
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like ARTIS and Efteling will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, tour the water at your own pace with Rederij De Jordaan, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and stroll through Vondelpark.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Efteling
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ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Efteling ©
Efteling
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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 Stadhuis. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip site .

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August in Bruges, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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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