59 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

59 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

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59 days in Holland & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Ostuni, Italy
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 10 nights
2
Groningen, Holland
— 7 nights
train:  1​h
3
Zwolle, Holland
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Nijmegen, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Breda, Holland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Esneux, Belgium
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Ostuni, Italy


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10
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum, & more), The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), Louwman Museum The Hague, & more) and Delft (Genestetkerk, Old Church, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and walk around Vondelpark.

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If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Groningen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Delft, The Hague, Haarlem
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

7
nights
Groningen, Holland

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. Museum-lovers will appreciate Klooster-wandeling Aduard and 'De Sukerei' Museum. Popular historic sites such as Hunebed D4 bij Midlaren and Poptaslot/Heringastate are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Groningen: Assen (Drents Museum & Asserbos), Apple Museum Nederland (in Westerbork) and Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld (in Ruinen). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Veenkoloniaal Museum, see the interesting displays at De Wachter, explore the world behind art at Museum Wierdenland, and view the masterpieces at Galerie MooiMan.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Groningen trip maker tool .

Drive from Amsterdam to Groningen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Groningen are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zwolle.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Aduard, Veendam, Assen, Midlaren, Poptaslot/Heringastate
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Klooster-wandeling Aduard ©
Klooster-wandeling Aduard
Veenkoloniaal Museum ©
Veenkoloniaal Museum
Poptaslot/Heringastate ©
Poptaslot/Heringastate

7
nights
Zwolle, Holland

Zwolle ©
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gorssel and Marius van Dokkum. Basiliek van de Heilige Kruisverheffing and Grote of St. Nicolaaskerk will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Zwolle: De Lutte (De Dinkel & Het Lutterzand), Avatarz Nature Park (in Deurningen) and Het Reestdal (in Balkbrug). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, look for all kinds of wild species at De Wieden, and delve into the lush surroundings at Waterloopbos.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zwolle journey maker app .

You can take a train from Groningen to Zwolle in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Zwolle can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nijmegen.

Things to do in Zwolle

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sint Jansklooster, Lelystad, De Lutte, Kootwijkerzand, Avatarz Nature Park
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Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Gorssel ©
Gorssel
Museum Collectie '40-'45 ©
Museum Collectie '40-'45

3
nights
Nijmegen, Holland

Nijmegen ©
Nijmegen, historically anglicized as Nimeguen, is a municipality and a city in the Dutch province of Gelderland. Visit Airborne Cemetery and Cenakel kerk for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nijmegen: Leersumse Veld (in Leersum), Nationaal Park De Maasduinen (in Well) and Strabrechtse Heide (in Heeze). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug, identify plant and animal life at Het Bossche Broek, grab your bike and head to Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen, and take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum de Dreijen.

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You can drive from Zwolle to Nijmegen in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. January in Nijmegen sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Breda.

Things to do in Nijmegen

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Strabrechtse Heide, Airborne Cemetery, Nationaal Park De Maasduinen, Leersumse Veld, Het Bossche Broek
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Nationaal Park De Maasduinen ©
Nationaal Park De Maasduinen
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery
Leersumse Veld ©
Leersumse Veld

6
nights
Breda, Holland

Breda ©
Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bizarium and Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44. Get some cultural insight at World Heritage Kinderdijk and Brusea. Change things up with these side-trips from Breda: Oisterwijk (Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen & Gallery van Dun - Contemporary Art), Kampina (in Boxtel) and Leemputten (in Udenhout). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, stroll through Natuurgebied De Moerputten, and examine the collection at Miniaturenmuseum Breda.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Breda trip builder app .

You can take a train from Nijmegen to Breda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Breda can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Breda

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Oisterwijk, Natuurgebied Dintelse Gorzen, Boswachterij Dorst, Nature Reserve de Manteling, Kampina
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Bizarium ©
Bizarium
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen ©
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen

9
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (St Michael's Bridge, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, & more), Meetjeslandse Kreken (in Assenede) and Damvallei (in Destelbergen). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and examine the collection at Friet Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Breda to Bruges in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Damvallei, Meetjeslandse Kreken
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

10
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Grote Markt, Museum Mayer van den Bergh, & more) and Beguinage (in Hoogstraten). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, make a trip to Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels journey planning app .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Esneux.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Beguinage
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

5
nights
Esneux, Belgium

Esneux ©
Esneux is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. Popular historic sites such as Parc de Furfooz and Shrine of Our Lady of Banneux are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Domaine de Palogne and Bister. Get out of town with these interesting Esneux side-trips: Domaine de Berinzenne (in Spa), Musee Communal (in Huy) and German War Cemetery (in Recogne (Bastogne)). And it doesn't end there: hike along La Vallee de la Hoegne, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharma City, look for all kinds of wild species at Forestia, and stroll through Le Ninglinspo.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Esneux trip website .

You can drive from Brussels to Esneux in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Esneux

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ferrieres, Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul, German War Cemetery, Espace Arthur Masson, O Vive - Le Dochamps
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La Vallee de la Hoegne ©
La Vallee de la Hoegne
Dharma City ©
Dharma City
Bister ©
Bister

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