16 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Luxembourg City Itinerary

16 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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16 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Luxembourg City Itinerary

Start: Vitoria, Brazil
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
5
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Vitoria, Brazil

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.
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Rijksmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take a stroll through The Jordaan, and browse the exhibits of Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder app .

Vitoria, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vitoria to Amsterdam is 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Vitoria in March; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): wander the streets of Meir. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt van Antwerpen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, appreciate the history behind Pieter Appelmans Monument, then examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally stop by Pierre Marcolini.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Antwerp online tour planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

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.
Head to The Chocolate Line Bruges and Salvador Dali Exhibitionfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Groeningemuseum and Historic Centre of Brugge. When in Bruges, make a side trip to see Gravensteen Castle in Ghent, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and go for a walk through Walplein.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner .

You can drive from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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.
Do your shopping at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Chaussee d'Ixelles. Grand Place and MIM - Musical Instruments Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Brussels to go to Ghent and see Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Atomium, steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), take a stroll through Commune Libre de l'Ilot Sacre, and shop like a local with Avenue Louise.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Brussels are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 27th (Wed), take a stroll around Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumunster, then explore the ancient world of Bourscheid Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vianden.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Luxembourg City road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping

Side Trips

Bourscheid Castle, Chateau de Vianden
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Bourscheid Castle ©
Bourscheid Castle
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Neumunster ©
Neumunster

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