16 days in The Netherlands, Luxembourg & Belgium Itinerary

16 days in The Netherlands, Luxembourg & Belgium Itinerary

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De Koog, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night

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De Koog, The Netherlands

De Koog ©
De Koog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Step out of the city life by going to Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach and Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lighthouse Texel and Golfbaan De Texelse. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora and learn something new at Landgoed de Bonte Belevenis.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the De Koog holiday planning website.

Bangkok, Thailand to De Koog is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in May, things will get cooler in De Koog: highs are around 17°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in De Koog

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches

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Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
Lighthouse Texel ©
Lighthouse Texel
Golfbaan De Texelse ©
Golfbaan De Texelse

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Strand Egmond aan Zee and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see National Park Drents-Friese Wold in Appelscha, approximately Appelscha away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amsterdam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from De Koog to Amsterdam by combination of bus, ferry, and train takes about 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
National Park Drents-Friese Wold ©
National Park Drents-Friese Wold

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©

Gibraltar of the North

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock and then head outdoors with Mullerthal Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) and then admire the striking features of Abbey of Echternach.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Luxembourg City holiday app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Luxembourg City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Abbey of Echternach ©
Abbey of Echternach
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Old Chocolate House and Stadhuis. Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Menin Gate Memorial in Ieper (Ypres), about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by The Bottle Shop, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, indulge your taste buds at de Bier Tempel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges day trip site.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Bruges takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Bruges sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

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The Old Chocolate House ©
The Old Chocolate House
Stadhuis ©
Stadhuis
The Bottle Shop ©
The Bottle Shop

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, don't miss a visit to Grote Markt, stop by GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds, stop by Peter Poussenier, then stop by La Maison du Parfum, and finally look for gifts at Fashion Jewelry.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Antwerp tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Antwerp are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

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Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds ©
GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds
Peter Poussenier ©
Peter Poussenier

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