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HIGHLIGHTS of the NETHERLANDS and BELGIUM
8 days/7 nights
This itinerary can be done by train, rental car private driver-guide. If time permits, we suggest adding on a couple of nights in Luxembourg, well worth a visit too.
Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam
Fly into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Private transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this magnificent city on your own. If time permits, we suggest a visit to the Van Gogh Museum. Overnight Amsterdam.
Day 2 Amsterdam
Today, enjoy a guided walking tour, either with a private guide or a group. In the afternoon, we will schedule a visit to the Anne Frank House, where the girl and her family lived in hiding for more than two years during World War II, now converted into a museum. If time permits, visit the Rijksmuseum. Overnight Amsterdam.
Day 3 Amsterdam - Rotterdam
Today, transfer to the Amsterdam train station where you will board a train to Rotterdam. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Later, you will be met by a private guide for a comprehensive walking tour of Rotterdam. You visit the 'cool district', see the Market Hall, admire at the spectacular cube houses and explore the Old Harbour of Rotterdam. Your walking part of the tour ends at Erasmus Bridge, from where you take a waterbus to spend the rest of the day "windmill hunting".
After a short ride you arrive to Kinderdijk. The remarkable village situated in the southern province of the Netherlands is world-known for its picturesque 18th-century windmills. Thanks to the outstanding contribution of the Dutch to the technology of handling water, Kinderdijk windmills were granted UNESCO World Heritage status. Return to Rotterdam for overnight.
Day 4 Day trip to The Hague, Utrecht or Delft
Take a train to The Hague where you will meet your guide and start a walking tour of the Hague, one of the most extraordinary cities in Holland. It boasts many monuments, historic districts and its location near the beautiful North Sea coastline. The Hague is also known as "the Royal City by the Sea" and is often called "the Residence City". Other day trip suggestions are Utrecht with its car-free city center dating back to the Middle ages, or Delft, famous for its pottery, also known as Delft Blue. Return to Rotterdam by train for overnight.
Day 5 Rotterdam - Antwerp - Bruges
Today you will have the use of a private car and English speaking driver-guide. First stop is Antwerp in Belgium. Antwerp, which is not only the #1 diamond exporter in the world, but is also considered to be one of the top fashion cities in Europe. After the city tour of Antwerp you head to Bruges. Balance of day at leisure. Overnight in Bruges.
Day 6 Bruges
Explore Bruges on your own or, meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful walking tour around the most outstanding attractions of Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium. The city boasts breathtaking canals, cobbled streets, and medieval buildings. During the tour, you admire the sights of Bruges, including the town square, the Beguinage and the oldest Hospital in Europe built in the 12th century. We recommend also a canal cruise and a visit to the De Halve Maan Brewery. Overnight in Bruges.
Day 7 Bruges - Brussels
Transfer to Bruges train station for a short train ride to Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Transfer to hotel, followed by an afternoon walking tour of Brussels. Among the sight you marvel at are the medieval majesty of the Market Square and the remarkable facade of the City Hall. The world-famous Manneken Pis fountain is naturally on the program too!
As a special treat, you get to uncover the secret recipes behind delectable Belgian chocolate during a tasting session included in your city tour. Or if you prefer, go on a beer tasting tour or a Belgian Waffle Workshop. Overnight Brussels.
Day 8 Depart Brussels
Transfer to Brussels Airport for your flight home. End of your itinerary or continue by train to London or Paris or another European destination.