7 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Dusseldorf Itinerary

7 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Dusseldorf Itinerary

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Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  12 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Red Light District. Appreciate the collections at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Change things up with a short trip to Zandvoort aan Zee in Zandvoort (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, wander the streets of Leidseplein, stop by De 9 Straatjes, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in November, expect Amsterdam to be cooler, temps between 12°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), thenadmire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, thencontemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, thenexamine the collection at Atomium, and finally examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels online trip builder.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

1
night
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 6th (Fri), look for gifts at Altstadt.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dusseldorf driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Dusseldorf takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dusseldorf are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Shopping
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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