7 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

7 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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7 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Cologne, Germany
train:  3​h 45​min
1
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 day
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal


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1
day
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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 21st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, admire the landmark architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then steep yourself in history at Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Luxembourg City road trip app .

Cologne, Germany to Luxembourg City is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

3
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 a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Popular historic sites such as Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles) and Gravensteen are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Atomium, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Brussels are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

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Gravensteen
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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