9 days in Holland & Brussels Itinerary

9 days in Holland & Brussels Itinerary

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9 days in Holland & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Soestduinen, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
The Hague, Holland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Rotterdam, Holland
— Few hours
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bloemenmarkt, ARTIS, Royal Palace Amsterdam, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Bloemenmarkt, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then make a trip to Dam Square, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Amsterdam Red Light District Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Lovers Canal Cruises, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, then see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Amsterdam, and finally examine the collection at Body Worlds.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam attractions planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Soestduinen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Amsterdam Red Light District Tours ©
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam ©
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
Body Worlds ©
Body Worlds

3
nights
Soestduinen, Holland

Soestduinen ©
Soestduinen is a town in the Dutch province of Utrecht. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Designer Outlet Roermond, Walibi Holland and Smit Giethoorn. Step out of Soestduinen to go to Zaandam and see Zaanse Schans, which is approximately 1h 10 min away.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Soestduinen route planning app .

Drive from Amsterdam to Soestduinen in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Soestduinen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for The Hague.

Things to do in Soestduinen

Theme Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Designer Outlet Roermond, Walibi Holland, Zaanse Schans, Smit Giethoorn
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Walibi Holland ©
Walibi Holland
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Designer Outlet Roermond ©
Designer Outlet Roermond

few
hours
The Hague, Holland

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.
You've now added Madurodam to your itinerary. On the 12th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Madurodam.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the The Hague trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Soestduinen to The Hague in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Madurodam ©
Madurodam

few
hours
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
World Heritage Kinderdijk has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rotterdam trip planning website .

Rotterdam is just a short distance from The Hague. August in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

World Heritage Kinderdijk
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

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.
You've added Boat in Gent, Mini-Europe, Gravensteen, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Atomium and delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip tool .

Take a train from Rotterdam to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Nature Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
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Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest
Atomium ©
Atomium
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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