3 days in Belgium & South Holland Province Itinerary

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

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 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

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Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect Brussels to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to The Hague.
Museums · Historic Sites
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The Hague, The Netherlands — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, then examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, then admire the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and finally explore the galleries of Panorama Mesdag.

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Take a train from Brussels to The Hague in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in The Hague are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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