60 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 8 nights
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Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Oostkapelle, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Texel, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 8 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casemates du Bock and Barrio Grund. Take a break from the city and head to Mullerthal Trail and Circuit Wenzel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxembourg City: Vianden (Bronze bust - Victor Hugo, Vianden Castle, &more), MNHM National Museum of Military History (in Diekirch) and Echternach (Gorges du loup, City Hall, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, trek along Escapardenne Eislek Trail, and stroll around Parcs de la Petrusse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Luxembourg City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Luxembourg City. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, with highs in Luxembourg City at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Han-sur-Lesse.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 9:

Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Domaine Des Grottes De Han and Kayaking & Canoeing. Visiting Parc a Gibier and Grottes de Hotton will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Han-sur-Lesse: Lake Neufchateau (in Neufchateau), Eglise Saint-Donat (in Arlon) and Brasserie Invictus (in Louette-St-Pierre).

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Han-sur-Lesse itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Han-sur-Lesse takes 1.5 hours. In June in Han-sur-Lesse, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Han-sur-Lesse

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Liege, Belgium

— 6 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Montagne de Bueren and Gare de Liege-Guillemins. Visiting La Roche-aux-Faucons and Domaine de Palogne will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Ninglinspo (in Nonceveux), Domaine de Berinzenne (in Spa) and Forestia (in Theux). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Mardasson Memorial, trek along Bronnenwandeling, get a dose of the wild on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, and look for all kinds of wild species at De Teut.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Liege sightseeing planner.

Getting from Han-sur-Lesse to Liege by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Liege

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 18:

Maastricht, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Visiting Maastricht Underground and Nationaal Park De Maasduinen will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boekhandel Dominicanen and Op Ezel Avontuur. Get out of town with these interesting Maastricht side-trips: Golfbaan Het Woold (in Asten), Brunssummerheide (in Heerlen) and Schutterspark (in Brunssum). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at National Park de Meinweg. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with Duiklocatie Boschmolenplas, make a trip to Vrijthof, admire the natural beauty at Beeldentuin Maastricht, and explore the fascinating underground world of Coalmine Valkenburg.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Maastricht itinerary builder tool.

Maastricht is just a short distance from Liege. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

Brussels, Belgium

— 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sonian Forest and Relax Divers Meise. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Provinciaal Groendomein Vrijbroekpark (in Mechelen), Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal, Rubens House (Rubenshuis), &more) and Molsbroek (in Lokeren). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Autoworld, get outside with Piscine L'Espadon, and admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brussels travel planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:

Bruges, Belgium

— 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Meetjeslandse Kreken. Step off the beaten path and head to Menin Gate Memorial and Belfry of Bruges. Venture out of the city with trips to Het Vrijbos (in Houthulst), Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke) and Ieper (Ypres) (The Ieper Fury & In Flanders Fields Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oostkapelle.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:

Oostkapelle, The Netherlands

— 4 nights
Oostkapelle is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature Reserve de Manteling and Oostkapelle Beach. Visiting Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe and Vrouwenpolder Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oostkapelle: Sint Annaland (Strand Sint-Annaland & Duiklocatie Sint Annaland), Badstrand (in Vlissingen) and Valkeniershof (in IJzendijke). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Boswachterij Westerschouwen, see the interesting displays at Streek- en landbouwmuseum Goemanszorg, enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Rockanje, and take a peaceful walk through Poelbos.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oostkapelle trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Oostkapelle takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bruges in July, expect nights in Oostkapelle to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Oostkapelle

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands

— 5 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen. Step out of the city life by going to Park Tivoli Berg en Dal and Natuurgebied De Moerputten. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaatsheuvel: Kampina (in Boxtel), Boswachterij Dorst (in Dorst) and Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Efteling, look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurcentrum De Maashorst, hike along Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen, and play a few rounds at The Duke Club.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Oostkapelle to Kaatsheuvel takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Oostkapelle, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Kaatsheuvel, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zwolle.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

Zwolle, The Netherlands

— 5 nights
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Thee Huys. Get in touch with nature at Park Oikos and Natuurgebied Holtingerveld. Get out of town with these interesting Zwolle side-trips: Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld (in Ruinen), Renderklippen natuurgebied (in Heerde) and De Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at De Weerribben National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Het Lutterzand, take a peaceful walk through Wezepse Heide, head outdoors with Recreation Center Karba, and get to know the resident critters at Apenheul.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zwolle road trip app.

You can drive from Kaatsheuvel to Zwolle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Zwolle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Zwolle

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

Texel, The Netherlands

— 4 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Calidris Birdsafaries and VogelInformatiecentrum Texel. Escape the urban bustle at Utopia and Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel. Venture out of the city with trips to Callantsoog (Natuurgebied Zwanenwater & Callantsoog Beach), Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion) (in Slootdorp) and Den Helder (De Klimvallei B.V. & Het Nollenlandschap).

Plan trip to Texel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Zwolle to Texel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Texel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Texel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 8 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Herengracht and Zaanse Schans. Take a break from the city and head to The Amstel and Noordhollands Duinreservaat. Venture out of the city with trips to Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort), Natuurmonument Corversbos (in Hilversum) and Settels-Roofvogels (in Bunschoten). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam attractions planner.

Getting from Texel to Amsterdam by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 30:

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.