10 days in South Holland Province & Belgium Itinerary

10 days in South Holland Province & Belgium Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to The Hague
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Washington


The Hague, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Keukenhof in Lisse (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden, get in on the family fun at Madurodam, and see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our The Hague trip planner.

Washington, USA to The Hague is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to The Hague due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect The Hague to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.
Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brussels vacation builder website.

Getting from The Hague to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, make a trip to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bruges online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May in Bruges, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

South Holland Province travel guide

Gardens · Specialty Museums · Landmarks

Belgium travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.