22 days in Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

22 days in Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 7 nights
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Brussels, Belgium

— 7 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ghent City Center and Memorial Waterloo 1815. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei & Patershol), St. Rumbold's Cathedral (in Mechelen) and Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Museum Plantin-Moretus, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and don't miss a visit to Atomium.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

Amman, Jordan to Brussels is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Amman in August: highs in Brussels hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee and Strand van Wijk aan Zee. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zaanse Schans and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Panorama Mesdag, &more) and Grote Markt (in Haarlem). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, don't miss a visit to The Amstel, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Brussels, Belgium

— 7 nights

Capital of Europe

Head to Rue Neuve and Planete Chocolatfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as National Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Sonian Forest. Step out of Brussels to go to Villers-la-ville and see Abbaye de Villers, which is approximately 52 minutes away. See some other sides of Brussels: explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brussels vacation site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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