11 days in Holland, Belgium & Denmark Itinerary

11 days in Holland, Belgium & Denmark Itinerary

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11 days in Holland, Belgium & Denmark Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Attractions like ARTIS and Madurodam make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, catch some excitement at GoDutch - Dutch Costume Photo, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Madurodam
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip builder tool .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Bruges sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Markt ©
The Markt

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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.
Bring the kids along to Mini-Europe and Magritte Museum. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Bring the kids along to Tivoli Gardens and Nyhavn. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, take a stroll through Christiania, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip planning tool .

Fly from Brussels to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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