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AMSTERDAM & BRUSSELS

This sample itinerary through the Netherlands and Belgium lets you explore the picturesque canals of Amsterdam, taste decadent Belgian chocolate, and if the timing is right, see the famous tulips in bloom! Combine Amsterdam with Paris or London for an unforgettable trip of a lifetime!

DAY 1:  USA - AMSTERDAM          [DEPART USA]

Buon Viaggio! Dinner and a movie aloft as you make your way to Amsterdam (overnight flight)!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DAY 6:  AMSTERDAM - VOLENDAM - EDAM - AMSTERDAM          [EXPLORE VOLENDAM & EDAM] 
Explore the historic town of Volendam, with plenty of opportunities for pictures and shopping. Continue to charming Edam, famous for their large wheels of cheese and peaceful canals.
 
DAY 7:  AMSTERDAM - ANTWERP - BRUSSELS          [ARRIVE BRUSSELS]
​​Train ride to Antwerp, drop off your bags, then learn about the diamond capital of the world in the Diamond Pavilion or grab a box of famous Belgian chocolates.  Retrieve your bags and hop onto your next train to Brussels, where you will be met for the transfer to your centrally located hotel. 
 
DAY 8:  BRUSSELS          [FREE DAY]
Free day to visit the Grand Place and the old quarter, Notre Dame du Salon cathedral, the European Union Quarters, or the Horta Museum.
 
DAY 9:  BRUSSELS - GHENT - BRUSSELS          [GHENT EXCURSION]
​​Train ride into the medieval city of Ghent, where you'll see the Gravensteen Castle and fascinating city center.  Hop on the train again for the ride back to Brussels.
 
DAY 10:  BRUSSELS - BRUGES - BRUSSELS          [EXPLORE BRUGES] 
Day trip to Bruges via train today, where you can stop by the Historic Centre and the Townhall, or climb the steps of Belfry and Market Hall. Perhaps schedule a couple of overnights in Bruges, plenty of things to do in this medieval historic city!
 
DAY 11:  BRUSSELS - USA          [RETURN HOME]
Same-day arrival in the USA.  Welcome home! Transfer to the airport now for your home-bound flights.  
DAY 2:  AMSTERDAM          [FREE DAY]
Arrive in Amsterdam, where you will be met for the transfer to your centrally located hotel.  Free time on your own to explore the city, see Anne Frank's house or visit the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum.  Restaurant suggestions will be provided throughout.
 
DAY 3:  AMSTERDAM          [INTRODUCTORY SIGHTSEEING]
Daily breakfasts in each of your hotels. Detailed private sightseeing of the main canals of Amsterdam and Dam Square. Free time in the afternoon will give you a chance to shop or enjoy a ride along the canals.
 
DAY 4:  AMSTERDAM - THE HAGUE - AMSTERDAM [THE HAGUE EXCURSION]
With your driver, enjoy a day trip to The Hague to visit the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Mauritshuis Museum, housing collections by Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, and Vermeer.
 
DAY 5:  AMSTERDAM - KEUKENHOF - AMSTERDAM [KEUKENHOF TOUR]
Detailed private sightseeing of the tulips in Keukenhof this morning, the world’s second largest flower garden, plus the floating flower market of Bloemenmarkt. Chance back in Amsterdam to stroll along Rembrandtplein or visit the Jordaan neighborhood.

Dive into Idyllic Holland & Belgium!

Consider an extension into Germany! Cologne and the Rhine River Castles, plus the wine country are only a few hours train ride away! As always, we will gladly consult with you and draw up the best itinerary based on your needs and wishes so that it is the best vacation of your life!