3 days in Belgium & South Holland Province Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Washington


Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally explore the galleries of Atomium.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary maker site.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington in May: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 62°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to The Hague.
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The Hague, The Netherlands — 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, then take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the The Hague travel planning website.

You can take a train from Brussels to The Hague in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in The Hague, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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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.

South Holland Province travel guide

Gardens · Specialty Museums · Landmarks