8 days in Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

8 days in Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at De Nieuwe Kerk, walk around Vondelpark, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Amsterdam is minus 2 hours. In August, Amsterdam is a bit cooler than Istanbul - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, The Markt, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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