58 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Hersonissos Itinerary

58 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Hersonissos Itinerary

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58 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Hersonissos Itinerary

Start: Bruges, Belgium
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Roosendaal, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 14 nights
6
Hersonissos, Greece
— 6 nights
7
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 24 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Bruges, Belgium

2
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 Atlantic Wall Museum and The Old Chocolate House. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Walplein.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip site .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Ostend-Bruges International Airport and Antwerp International Airport (Deurne). In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Atlantic Wall Museum
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges
Belfry of Bruges

1
night
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, explore the galleries of Gravensteen Castle, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ghent route app .

Ghent is very close to Bruges. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Walking tours
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen Castle ©
Gravensteen Castle

2
nights
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 23rd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, see the interesting displays at Kazerne Dossin, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, and finally admire the striking features of Town Hall (Stadhuis).

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Roosendaal.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Brussels, Kazerne Dossin
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Kazerne Dossin ©
Kazerne Dossin
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus

7
nights
Roosendaal, The Netherlands

Roosendaal ©
Roosendaal is both a city and a municipality in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.Towns/villages of the municipality Roosendaal Wouw Heerle Nispen Wouwse Plantage Moerstraten The city of RoosendaalUnder King Lodewijk Napoléon of the Kingdom of Holland, Roosendaal received city rights in 1809.The official International ABBA Fan club has been based in Roosendaal since 1986, and since the turn of the century, the city has also played host to the annual convention of the International ABBA Fan Club where for one weekend every April, hundreds of people from all over the world attend the event.Nispen merged with Roosendaal to form the municipality Roosendaal en Nispen. You'll discover tucked-away gems like UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk and Oesterij. Explore Roosendaal's surroundings by going to Hervormde Kerk (in Kapelle), Watersnoodmuseum (in Ouwerkerk) and Zierikzee (Zuidhavenpoort Zierikzee, Rijksmonument Noordhavenpoort, & more). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Wijnhoeve de kleine Schorre, don't miss a visit to Stadswallen Hulst, pause for some serene contemplation at Grote Kerk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basiliek H.H. Agatha en Barbara.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Roosendaal itinerary planner.

Getting from Antwerp to Roosendaal by car takes about an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to The Hague.

Things to do in Roosendaal

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Willemstad, Zierikzee, Hulst, Oudenbosch, Bergen op Zoom
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Tiengemeten ©
Tiengemeten
UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk
Watersnoodmuseum ©
Watersnoodmuseum

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The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) and Louwman Museum The Hague. Explore The Hague's surroundings by going to Gouda (Sint Janskerk, Gouds Kaashuis, & more), Rotterdam (Stadium Feijenoord (De Kuip), Euromast, & more) and Dordrechts Museum (in Dordrecht). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, and contemplate the long history of Old Church.

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

You can drive from Roosendaal to The Hague in an hour. Another option is to take a train. March in The Hague sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden, Gouda, Voorlinden Museum
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Euromast ©
Euromast

6
nights
Hersonissos, Greece

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos and Lato. Venture out of the city with trips to Reptisland (in Melidoni), Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Domaine Paterianakis- Κτήμα Πατεριανάκη, & more) and Wooden Museum (in Axos). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take in the dramatic natural features at St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos).

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos trip builder app .

Getting from The Hague to Hersonissos by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from The Hague in April: high temperatures in Hersonissos hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to The Hague.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Heraklion, Church of Afendis Christos, Reptisland, Cave Hermitage of St. Efthimiou, Lato
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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nights
The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) and Louwman Museum The Hague. Venture out of the city with trips to Rotterdam (Wereldmuseum, Kunsthal Rotterdam, & more), Leiden (Wall Poems of Leiden, Koornbrug Leiden uit 1642-1825, & more) and Alphen aan den Rijn (Vogelpark Avifauna & Archeon). Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at duinreservaat Meijendel-Kievietsduin. Enjoy The Hague some more: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, meet the residents at Rotterdam Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, and get a sense of history and politics at Peace Palace.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read The Hague trip site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Hersonissos to The Hague takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hersonissos to The Hague. Traveling from Hersonissos in April, expect The Hague to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden, Wassenaar, Gouda
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Euromast ©
Euromast

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