10 days in South Holland Province & Belgium Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to The Hague
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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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 Old Church and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Molen de Put (in Leiden) and Lisse (Keukenhof & Hoeve Wassergeest). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, get in on the family fun at Madurodam, admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and make a trip to Markt.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our The Hague trip planner.

Washington, USA to The Hague is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in April, you will find days in The Hague are slightly colder (56°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. There's much more to do: make a trip to Atomium, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

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Take a train from The Hague to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.
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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. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, don't miss a visit to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bruges route planner.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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South Holland Province travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Landmarks

Belgium travel guide

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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.
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