19 days in Holland, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

19 days in Holland, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

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19 days in Holland, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
2
Rotterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like ARTIS and NEMO Science Museum. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and choose your vessel at Flying Dutch Boats.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Amsterdam. When traveling from Riyadh in December, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

3
nights
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Family-friendly places like Efteling and Rotterdam Zoo will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rotterdam: Madurodam (in The Hague) and Haarlem (Teylers Museum & The Boardroom). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights).

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam travel route builder tool .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Efteling
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Rotterdam Zoo ©
Rotterdam Zoo
Efteling ©
Efteling
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

4
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.
Kids will enjoy MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and Minnewater Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (The Markt & Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rotterdam to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Parc de la Villette. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs of Paris, and examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay.

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Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

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