33 days in Dusseldorf, Brussels & Holland Itinerary

33 days in Dusseldorf, Brussels & Holland Itinerary

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33 days in Dusseldorf, Brussels & Holland Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h
1
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 6 nights
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 9 nights
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Vlissingen, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
De Cocksdorp, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Terschelling, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hollum, Holland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

6
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Head to Weingut Adeneuer and Weingut Peter Kriechelfor some retail therapy. Reichsburg Cochem and Burg Eltz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dusseldorf: OMS Beachclub (in Hurth), Muenster (Galerie Nettels, Wochenmarkt Muenster, & more) and Phantasialand (in Bruhl). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, look for gifts at Old Town (Altstadt), take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and shop like a local with Schadowstrasse.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dusseldorf trip builder app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dusseldorf is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Dusseldorf. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Dusseldorf hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muenster, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Cologne, Reichsburg Cochem, Phantasialand
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Burg Eltz ©
Burg Eltz
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand

9
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Minnewater Lake. Appreciate the collections at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Groeningemuseum, Stadhuis, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, stop by L'Usine des Chapeaux, wander the streets of Avenue Louise, and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brussels tour planner .

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Atomium ©
Atomium

7
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Jordaan and ARTIS. Head to Leidseplein and De Kaaskamerfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through Red Light District, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and get a taste of the local shopping with De Negen Straatjes.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Vlissingen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Vlissingen, Holland

Vlissingen ©
Vlissingen is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Boekhandel 't Spui, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulevard van Vlissingen, and then kick back and relax at Badstrand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Oostkapelle Beach, then look for gifts at Indistrieel, and then take some stellar pictures from Standbeeld Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter uit 1841.

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Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Vlissingen takes 2.5 hours. In August in Vlissingen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to De Cocksdorp.

Things to do in Vlissingen

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Oostkapelle Beach, Indistrieel
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Badstrand ©
Badstrand
Oostkapelle Beach ©
Oostkapelle Beach
Boulevard van Vlissingen ©
Boulevard van Vlissingen

2
nights
De Cocksdorp, Holland

De Cocksdorp ©
De Cocksdorp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. On the 24th (Fri), trek along Sommeltjespad and then browse for treasures at Boeken aan de Dijk. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel and then play a few rounds at Golfbaan De Texelse.

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Traveling by car from Vlissingen to De Cocksdorp takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in De Cocksdorp are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in De Cocksdorp

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Texel
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Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
Golfbaan De Texelse ©
Golfbaan De Texelse
Sommeltjespad ©
Sommeltjespad

3
nights
Terschelling, Holland

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, identify plant and animal life at Noordkaap, then enjoy the sea views from Brandaris, then see the interesting displays at Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Bunkers Terschelling, get lost in a book at Bibliotheek Terschelling, and then see the interesting displays at Wrakkenmuseum.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Terschelling trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from De Cocksdorp to Terschelling takes 5 hours. August in Terschelling sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hollum.

Things to do in Terschelling

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Vuurtoren Brandaris ©
Vuurtoren Brandaris
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat ©
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat
Wrakkenmuseum ©
Wrakkenmuseum

1
night
Hollum, Holland

Hollum ©
Hollum is a Dutch village on Ameland, one of the West Frisian Islands. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Koren- En Mosterdmolen de Verwachting, make a trip to Vuurtoren Ameland, and then examine the collection at Abraham Fock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Cultuurhistorisch museum Sorgdrager, examine the collection at Nobels Nostalgisch Museum, and then stop by Kaasboerderij Ameland.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hollum trip planner .

You can drive from Terschelling to Hollum in 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hollum can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hollum

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Nobels Nostalgisch Museum
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Nobels Nostalgisch Museum ©
Nobels Nostalgisch Museum
Abraham Fock ©
Abraham Fock
Cultuurhistorisch museum Sorgdrager ©

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