10 days in Belgium, Manila & The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in Belgium, Manila & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Manila, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edam, The Netherlands
Drive
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Volendam, The Netherlands
Taxi
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Marken, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive
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Hoorn, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive
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Zaandam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 day
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 day
Fly

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Manila, Philippines — 2 nights

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Glorietta and then enjoy the sand and surf at Katungkulan Beach Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): see some colorful creatures with OceanZoneExplorers.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Manila trip itinerary builder website.

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major aiports are Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Diosdado Macapagal International Airport. In October in Manila, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then identify plant and animal life at Ouderkerkerplas, then go for a walk through Amsterdam Canal Ring, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip site.

Traveling by flight from Manila to Amsterdam takes 18 hours. Traveling from Manila to Amsterdam, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Amsterdam is cooler than Manila - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Edam.
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Edam, The Netherlands

Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Edam journey planning website.

Edam is just a short distance from Amsterdam. In October, daily temperatures in Edam can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for Volendam on the 6th (Thu).
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Volendam, The Netherlands

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Volendam holiday planner.

Volendam is just a stone's throw from Edam. October in Volendam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for Marken on the 6th (Thu).
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Marken, The Netherlands — 1 day

Marken is a village with a population of 1,810 in the municipality of Waterland in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. On the 6th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Original House of Marken and then hike along Flood Walk 1916.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marken online trip planner.

Marken is very close to Volendam. In October, daily temperatures in Marken can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hoorn.
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Hoorn, The Netherlands — 1 day

Hoorn is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hoorn road trip planning tool.

Getting from Marken to Hoorn by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Zaandam on the 7th (Fri).
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Zaandam, The Netherlands — 1 day

Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Jagersplas.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zaandam trip planner.

Zaandam is just a stone's throw from Hoorn. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Utrecht.
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Utrecht, The Netherlands — 1 day

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Utrecht journey planner.

You can drive from Zaandam to Utrecht in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Utrecht are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will leave for The Hague on the 8th (Sat).
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The Hague, The Netherlands — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll through Zandmotor, explore the engaging exhibits at Kinderboekenmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Van Kleef & Zoon.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the The Hague trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Utrecht to The Hague in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Het Loetbos and then take a stroll through Katendrecht.

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Getting from The Hague to Rotterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Antwerp.
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Antwerp, Belgium — 1 day

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stop by Orogem Jewelry.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Antwerp are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bruges.
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Shopping
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Bruges, Belgium

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bruges are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Brussels.
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Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Museums
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 day

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): wander the streets of Lower Town.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Brussels vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Neighborhoods
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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