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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), make a trip to Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally don't miss a visit to Atomium.

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Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington in May; daily highs in Brussels reach 62°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, then examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

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You can take a train from Brussels to The Hague in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) 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