17 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

17 days in The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Leuven, Belgium
— 4 nights
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've added Van Gogh Museum, NEMO Science Museum, Bloemenmarkt, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum and then take a stroll through De 9 Straatjes.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Amsterdam is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Amsterdam, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Nijmegen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Nijmegen ©
Nijmegen, historically anglicized as Nimeguen, is a municipality and a city in the Dutch province of Gelderland. Get outdoors at Nationaal Park Veluwezoom and National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kroller-Muller Museum and Kasteeltuinen Arcen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nijmegen: Beer Brewery de Koningshoeven (in Berkel-Enschot), Hertog Jan Brouwerij (in Arcen) and Venlo binnenstad (in Venlo). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kronenburgerpark.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nijmegen online itinerary planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Nijmegen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Antwerp.

Things to do in Nijmegen

Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Arcen, Kroller-Muller Museum, Beer Brewery de Koningshoeven, Venlo binnenstad, Nationaal Park Veluwezoom
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Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Nationaal Park Veluwezoom ©
Nationaal Park Veluwezoom
Kasteeltuinen Arcen ©
Kasteeltuinen Arcen

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Gravensteen and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Head to Pierre Marcolini and GERETTI Jewellery & Diamondsfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, take a stroll through Zurenborg, and browse the different shops at Shopping Stadsfeestzaal.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Antwerp road trip planner.

Drive from Nijmegen to Antwerp in 2 hours. In June in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Leuven.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Ghent
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MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

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Leuven, Belgium

Leuven ©
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Memorial Waterloo 1815 and December 44 Historical Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Domaine Des Grottes De Han and Chateau de Modave. Venture out of the city with trips to Reading Between the Lines Church (in Borgloon), Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne (in Lavaux-Sainte-Anne) and Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery (in Henri-Chapelle). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Tongeren Flea Market, wander the streets of La Place du Marche, look for gifts at Chocolaterie Defroidmont, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Feodal.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Leuven trip itinerary app.

Drive from Antwerp to Leuven in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Leuven are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Leuven

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Modave, Reading Between the Lines Church, Tongeren Flea Market, Chocolaterie Defroidmont, Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne
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Domaine Des Grottes De Han ©
Domaine Des Grottes De Han
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
On the 3rd (Mon), catch all the local highlights with Amsterdam City Tours, then don't miss a visit to The Amstel, and then contemplate the long history of Begijnhof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area, steep yourself in history at Dom Tower, and then get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Leuven to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Utrecht, Amsterdam City Tours, Grote Markt
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Canals area ©
Canals area
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower

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