8 days in The Netherlands & Bruges Itinerary

8 days in The Netherlands & Bruges Itinerary

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8 days in The Netherlands & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Fly:  2​h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Zandvoort, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Leiden, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
4
The Hague, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Bus:  30​min
5
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Amsterdam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ljubljana in April, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Zandvoort.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Zandvoort, The Netherlands

Zandvoort ©
Zandvoort is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.Zandvoort is one of the major beach resorts of the Netherlands; it has a long sandy beach, bordered by coastal dunes. On the 26th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zandvoort attractions planner.

Zandvoort is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Leiden.

Things to do in Zandvoort

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grote Markt
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Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

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Leiden, The Netherlands

Leiden
Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Leiden trip planner.

Getting from Zandvoort to Leiden by combination of bus and train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Leiden are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to The Hague.

Things to do in Leiden

Outdoors Parks Museums

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The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague
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.
To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the The Hague road trip planning website .

The Hague is just a stone's throw from Leiden. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw as well as seeRotterdam. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): learn the secrets of production at Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a tailor-made plan with seeRotterdam, snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, then admire the striking features of Euromast, and finally examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus.

Plan my day in Rotterdam using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Rotterdam is very close to The Hague. In April, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruges.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw
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seeRotterdam ©
seeRotterdam
Euromast ©
Euromast
Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw ©
Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw

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nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bruges journey site .

You can drive from Rotterdam to Bruges in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pure Boats, Johan Cruyff Arena and Rijksmuseum. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see where the action happens at Johan Cruyff Arena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum and then get a new perspective on things with Pure Boats.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam journey planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Transportation Tours Outdoors
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Pure Boats ©
Pure Boats
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Johan Cruyff Arena ©
Johan Cruyff Arena

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