Overview Visit both Amsterdam and Bruges in one weekend trip from London, with transport, hotels, and guided tours organised in advance. Traveling overnight by coach and ferry, you’ll save more time for sightseeing when you get there; included walking tours, optional excursions, and ample free time are all worked into the weekend itinerary, allowing you to discover the unique culture of Amsterdam and the history of Bruges in just two days. Use overnight ferry transport to maximise your time in Amsterdam and Bruges Spend the night in vibrant Amsterdam with prebooked hotel accommodation Learn about the history and culture of the two European cities during walking tours Visit a traditional Dutch windmill and cheese farm as you travel onward to Bruges
Day 1: London and Amsterdam
Pass By: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, North Holland Province The Dutch National Museum, built in 1800, houses some of the most famous paintings from Dutch masters such as Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, among others. Located with walking distance to the Van Gogh Museum.
Pass By: Dam Square, Amsterdam, North Holland Province The main city square in Amsterdam and the place where the city gets its name from. A dam built on the River Amstel in 1270 formed the first connection between settlements on both sides of the river. Through the years, the dam was built upon and eventually had the town hall on it and currently is the location of The Royal Palace and National Monument.
Pass By: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, North Holland Province This museum celebrates the artist’s life and works and has the largest collection of his works anyplace in the world.. Located in Amsterdam South, close to Stedelijk Museum and the Rijksmuseum, it attracts 1.6 million visitors a year. Here among his work “Sunflowers”, you can also see his “Self-portrait”.
Pass By: Heineken Experience, Amsterdam, North Holland Province The home of the original brewery which was started in 1864 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken. Now a museum, groups can go and learn all about the process involved in brewing one of the world’s most consumed beer. Having undergone remodelling, The Heineken experience has four floors of historical objects, product exploration, and interactive exhibits using today’s high-tech equipment.
Pass By: Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, North Holland Province The most famous house in The Netherlands. Once the home of a young Jewish Wartime diarist, Anne Frank, escaped Nazi persecution for several years before her eventual capture. The house contains her personal belongings and exhibits the life and times of this young girl and her hardships.
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Accommodation included: 1 nights accommodation with breakfast included
Itinerary Day 2: Bruges, Belgium
Pass By: Belfort, Bruges, West Flanders Province
At the Markt you can also find a medieval bell tower, the belfry of Bruges, which is one of the city’s most prominent symbols. It is 83 metres high and has a 366 steps staircase you can access by paying 5€ to have an overwhelming view over the whole city!
Pass By: Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges, West Flanders Province This is an old, 12th century basilica in the city centre of Bruges. According to the old tradition the Count of Flanders brought the relic of the Holy Blood with him after the second crusade, having received it in the Holy Land (1150). From that time on, it has been stored in the church’s chapel.
No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.