17 days in The Netherlands, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

17 days in The Netherlands, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Frankfurt, Germany
Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Frankfurt, Germany

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
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 breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Amsterdam is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
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.
The Hague is known for museums, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Scheveningen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, and don't miss a visit to Hot Spot Doelenplein Delft.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our The Hague trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Delft
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Old Church ©
Old Church
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, The Markt, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from The Hague to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planning tool.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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