10 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

10 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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10 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  11​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), make a trip to Atomium, and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels road trip planner .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Brussels is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©

3
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.
Step out of Bruges with an excursion to Gravensteen in Ghent--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and stroll around Vondelpark.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam route site .

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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