22 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Germany Itinerary

22 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Germany Itinerary

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1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
4
Cologne, Germany
— 4 nights
5
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 3 nights

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Explore hidden gems such as Body Worlds and Kunstmuseum Den Haag. Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague (Panorama Mesdag & Louwman Museum The Hague). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, examine the collection at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip maker.

Glasgow, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Hague, Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

4
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Belfry of Bruges and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum capture your imagination. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve (in Ghent) and Huisje van Majutte (in Blankenberge). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in the waterfront at Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, stop by The Bottle Shop, and snap pictures at St Bonifacius Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bruges holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, Huisje van Majutte
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Autoworld and Museum Plantin-Moretus. Grand Place and Atomium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Dijlepad (in Mechelen), Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis) & GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds) and Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Brussels, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Antwerp, Forestia, klein Begijnhof, Dijlepad, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

4
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus and Melaten-Friedhof. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum and Museum Schnutgen. When in Cologne, make a side trip to see Arp Museum in Remagen, approximately Remagen away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Gereon's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, and examine the collection at Kolumba.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cologne travel route tool.

Getting from Brussels to Cologne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Cologne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arp Museum
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Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Arp Museum ©
Arp Museum

3
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Konigsallee and Hetjens-Museum Düsseldorf. You'll explore and learn at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen and Schifffahrtmuseum Dusseldorf. Change things up with these side-trips from Dusseldorf: Royal Air Force Museum Laarbruch Weeze e.V. (in Weeze), Gnadenkapelle (in Kevelaer) and Kloster Kamp (in Kamp-Lintfort). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, wander the streets of Dusseldorf-Oberkassel, explore the ancient world of ArcheoPoint, and admire the masterpieces at K21 Kunstsammlung NRW.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cologne to Dusseldorf by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Royal Air Force Museum Laarbruch Weeze e.V., Gnadenkapelle, Kloster Kamp
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Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen ©
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee

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