11 days in Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

11 days in Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

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11 days in Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in February, things will get colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (The Markt, Oude Griffie, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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