9 days in Amsterdam, Cologne & Brussels Itinerary

9 days in Amsterdam, Cologne & Brussels Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and visit The Jordaan.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Cologne, Germany

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Cologne is known for museums, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, take a stroll through Historic Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), and examine the collection at Chocolate Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Amsterdam to Cologne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Brussels, Belgium

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Atomium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

Drive from Cologne to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
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