17 days in The Netherlands, Brussels & Luxembourg City Itinerary

17 days in The Netherlands, Brussels & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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17 days in The Netherlands, Brussels & Luxembourg City Itinerary

Start: Durham, United States
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Almere, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Durham, United States

6
nights
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 now added Red Light District to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland (in Delft). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, get outside with Hotel Scooters, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker .

Durham, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Durham to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in August, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Almere.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Almere, The Netherlands

Almere ©
Almere is a planned city and municipality in the province of Flevoland, Netherlands, bordering Lelystad and Zeewolde. Venture out of the city with trips to Utrecht (Dom Tower & Canals area), Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo) and Apenheul (in Apeldoorn). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park, take a leisurely stroll along Huizen Haven Van 't Gooi, take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Almere travel planning app .

Almere is just a short distance from Amsterdam. September in Almere sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Almere

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Utrecht, Kroller-Muller Museum, De Dijkpoort van Hattem, Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, Hoge Veluwe National Park
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Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Canals area ©
Canals area

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.
When in Brussels, make a side trip to see The Markt in Bruges, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Almere to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

The Markt
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and finally contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

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

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
On the 11th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Pairi Daiza and then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

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Getting from Luxembourg City to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Pairi Daiza, Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum
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Parc du Cinquantenaire ©
Parc du Cinquantenaire
Horta Museum (Musee Horta) ©
Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

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