10-Day Road Trip in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands from Paris to Ghent, Amsterdam, and Brussels

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Pack your bags and hit the road for the ultimate 10-day Euro trip extravaganza! This multi-country adventure through the France, Belgium, and the Netherlands guarantees unforgettable experiences at every stop.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 4 nights in France, 2 nights in Belgium, and 3 nights in the Netherlands.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of France, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Paris and begin your adventure from there. Explore Paris, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Belgium. Immerse yourself in the allure of Ghent, Laeken, Brussels, and Cambron-Casteau, where every street tells a story.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of the Netherlands. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Hilvarenbeek, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Lisse.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Ghent’s Gravensteen. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across France, Belgium, and the Netherlands will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 10-day self-drive adventure in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
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Destinations

Laeken - Laken
Amsterdam Netherlands dancing houses over river Amstel landmark in old european city spring landscape.Amsterdam / 3 nights
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 4 nights
Rotterdam - city in NetherlandsRotterdam
Brussels, Grand Place in beautiful summer sunrise, BelgiumBrussels / 1 night
Hilvarenbeek
East Flanders - region in BelgiumGhent / 1 night
Lisse
Cambron-Casteau

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Photo of Eiffel Tower in Paris, France best Destinations in Europe.Eiffel Tower
Photo of beautiful summer view of Louvre Museum, one of the world's most important museums, historic monument and parisian landmark, Paris, France.Louvre Museum
Photo of Arc de Triomphe  Early in the morning with the French flag, France.Arc de Triomphe
Photo of Champ de Mars view from top of Eiffel tower looking down see the entire city as a beautiful classic architecture, France.Champ de Mars
Photo of beautiful Grand Place surrounded by guild halls in Brussels, Belgium.Grand-Place
Photo of the Sacred Heart (Sacre Cœur Basilica),on Montmartre hill, Paris, France.Sacré-Cœur
Photo of Luxembourg gardens and palace with puffy clouds in Paris, France.Jardin du Luxembourg
Photo of Corner of the Tuileries Garden with flower bed and alley with sculptures in Paris in springtime, France.Tuileries Garden
Photo of Rijksmuseum museum with Amsterdam words in front of it, Amsterdam, Netherlands.Rijksmuseum
Photo of the renewed Van Gogh museum on the museum square in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Van Gogh Museum
AtomiumAtomium
Photo of the Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine.Musée d'Orsay
Photo of view of a traditional African landscape with straw huts in the steppe at the zoo Pairi Daiza, Belgium.Pairi Daiza
Photo of aerial view from the Westerkerk to the Anne Frank House and Canal with boats in Amsterdam.Anne Frank House
photo of La Villette Park with the Canal of the Basin of the Villette with boat at beautiful morning in Paris, France.La Villette
Photo of Keukenhof park of flowers and tulips in the Netherlands.Keukenhof
photo of Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysees at morning in Paris, France.Place de la Concorde
Photo of pond and beautiful blooming tulips in Vondelpark, Amsterdam.Vondelpark
Photo of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on a bright afternoon in Spring, France.Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Photo of The Panthéon is a monument in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.Panthéon
Photo of royal Palace at the Dam Square in Amsterdam, Netherlands.Dam Square
photo of the beautiful Jardin des Plantes at morning in Paris is the main botanical garden in France.Jardin des plantes
Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, Îlot Sacré, Quartier du Centre - Centrumwijk, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumRoyal Gallery of Saint Hubert
Photo of Palais or Opera Garnier & The National Academy of Music in Paris, France.Palais Garnier
Photo of Polar beer walking outside, in the zoo, Diergaarde Blijdorp, The Netherlands.Diergaarde Blijdorp
Sainte-ChapelleSainte Chapelle
Photo of Parc du Cinquantenaire with the triumphal arch. Brussels, Belgium.Cinquantenaire
Photo of a lion taking a well-deserved rest at Artis zoo after being fed, Amsterdam.Artis
Pont Alexandre IIIPont Alexandre III
Photo of the historic city of Ghent with famous medieval Gravensteen Castle on a beautiful sunny day with blue sky and clouds in summer, Belgium.Gravensteen
Photo of aerial view of Safaripark Beekse Bergen, Netherlands.Beekse Bergen
Photo of Madame Tussaud Outside View in Amsterdam.Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
photo of Moco Museum in Amsterdam ,Netherlands.Moco Museum
Photo of building of the European parliament is one of the most spectacular buildings in brussels and adjacent park is popular place to relax, Belgium.Brussels Park
Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent, Gent, East Flanders, Flanders, BelgiumSaint Bavo's Cathedral
Het Belfort van Gent, Ghent, Gent, East Flanders, Flanders, BelgiumHet Belfort van Gent

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Day 1

Day 1 – Paris - arrival day

  • Paris - Arrival day
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  • Jardin du Luxembourg
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Paris in France. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Paris for 3 nights.

Catch an early flight to France to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Paris before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Paris is the fantastic Jardin du Luxembourg. As an appreciated urban park and local gem in the area, Jardin du Luxembourg has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 94,043 reviews.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Paris. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in France. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Paris boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of France.

Make sure to reserve a table at L'Imprévu Café, an iconic dining spot in Paris. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Le Petit Châtelet, a popular restaurant in Paris. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Restaurant Guy Savoy, a hidden gem nestled in Paris. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Café de Paris V, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Dirty Dick, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Little Red Door provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

Your multi-country road trip in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 14 min

  • Louvre Museum
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Champ de Mars
  • Palais Garnier
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Wake up and see what day 2 of your great European road trip in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands has in store for you! You will be staying in Paris for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Paris is the magnificent Louvre Museum. Each year, this popular place of interest welcomes over 2,825,000 travelers from across the world. Around 260,788 visitors have rated this excellent art museum and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Musée d'Orsay on this leg of your adventure in France. This attraction is a well-known art museum that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 71,115 travelers. Given this incredible site's popularity, it’s easy to understand why more than 3,651,616 people visit it every year.

The remarkable Eiffel Tower is known to be one of the best places to visit in Paris, and its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 322,389 traveler reviews is proof. Attracting more than 6,207,303 visitors in a single year, it's clear that the wonderful Eiffel Tower is a perfect add-on to your itinerary.

Dive deeper into Paris by exploring the captivating Champ de Mars. With a stellar average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 172,488 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Paris exploration list!

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Paris boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of France.

Make sure to book a table at Saint James Paris, a popular restaurant in Paris. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Paris at Solera Paris : Bar à Cocktail, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is To Restaurant Paris. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Paris tonight.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Prescription Cocktail Club, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Sherry Butt offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, The Highlander provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 16 km, 1 hour 15 min

  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Tuileries Garden
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On day 3, you will wake up in Paris with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Paris before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Paris, including the outstanding Sacré-Cœur. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 118,527 reviews and welcoming more than 11,000,000 visitors each year, this fascinating church building and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Paris is also home to the captivating Arc de Triomphe, a local triumphal arch considered one of the highlights of the city. About 193,235 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity. Each year, up to 2,743,823 people include this sightseeing spot in their travel itineraries.

The extraordinary Pont Alexandre III is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Paris. This extraordinary deck arch bridge and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 27,899 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful place de la Concorde will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing square and attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 54,229 reviews.

Soak in Paris's rich culture at the fantastic Tuileries Garden. Further proving its status as one of the best places to visit in Paris is its overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 92,172 visitor reviews.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across France, Belgium, and the Netherlands by rewarding yourself with a taste of Paris’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Have a fantastic dining experience at Alliance, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, The Bombardier offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Le Bistrot Du Perigord is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Paris.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Tiger, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Bisou. Provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Le Requin Chagrin offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Take in the ambiance of Paris as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Paris and Ghent

  • Ghent
  • Paris
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Drive 305 km, 3 hours 52 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Panthéon
  • La Villette
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 4 of your multi-country journey across France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Paris in France. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Ghent where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Ghent, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Paris to Ghent may take around 2 hours 58 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Ghent, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated catholic cathedral and attraction in Paris — Notre-Dame de Paris. About 45,788 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The popular Sainte Chapelle is another top sight in Paris that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved chapel in the area, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 32,376 visitors.

Panthéon is a spectacular mausoleum and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Paris, earning an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43,649 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent La Villette. Because of its allure and charm, around 56,497 visitors have rated this attraction and commune of france an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Ghent’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Ghent. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in France in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Get ready for an unforgettable culinary journey in Ghent by reserving a table at Publiek. Renowned as a 1-star Michelin restaurant, it offers an exceptional modern menu. For a different taste experience, head to Vrijmoed, recognized for its delicious creative and modern dishes. This 2-star Michelin restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Looking for another option? Make sure to visit OAK, a local favorite known for its delightful world and creative french cuisine in Ghent. Nestled in the heart of the city, this restaurant with 1 Michelin star is an ideal choice for discerning world and creative french foodies seeking culinary excellence.

Continue your lively evening at The Alchemist, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. Hot Club Gent is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Trollekelder ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Ghent, Hilvarenbeek, and Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
  • Ghent
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Drive 256 km, 3 hours 28 min

  • Het Belfort van Gent
  • Saint Bavo's Cathedral
  • Gravensteen
  • Beekse Bergen
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On day 5 of your multi-country road trip across France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Ghent in Belgium and Hilvarenbeek in the Netherlands. In the evening, you’ll end up in Amsterdam, where you will stay for 3 nights.

Upon your arrival in Ghent, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Something that makes Ghent the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding point of interest, Belfry of Ghent. This local gem has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,404 visitors.

The famous Saint Bavo's Cathedral is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Ghent's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 10,232 travelers have rated this incredible church and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Ghent is also home to the extraordinary Gravensteen, which boasts a 4.6 out of 5 star rating in 28,715 traveler reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Hilvarenbeek.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Hilvarenbeek is the magnificent Beekse Bergen. Around 27,337 visitors have rated this excellent park and travel destination an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Amsterdam. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Amsterdam’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Dine in style at Café restaurant van Kerkwijk, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, CAU Steak Restaurant boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Restaurant Ambassade. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Amsterdam.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Excalibur Café, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Rosalia's Menagerie is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Lost in Amsterdam Lounge Cafe & Cocktail Bar is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands! Enjoy your evening in Amsterdam to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Amsterdam

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Drive 8 km, 58 min

  • Rijksmuseum
  • Moco Museum
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Vondelpark
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Day 6 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Amsterdam. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

Rijksmuseum is a travelers’ favorite in Amsterdam, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 92,707 visitors. More than 2,700,000 people visit this extraordinary national museum and local gem every year to experience its uniqueness.

In Amsterdam, don’t miss Moco Museum, a great museum and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 20,454 reviews.

Check other top attractions in Amsterdam off your list when you visit the wonderful Van Gogh Museum. This popular sight is an outstanding art museum, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 85,859 travelers. Approximately 2,161,160 people visit this attraction each year.

Beyond the above-mentioned top sights, take the opportunity to visit the outstanding Vondelpark. This park and place of interest has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 51,399 reviews.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of France's delectable cuisine at one of Amsterdam's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Palmyra Syrian Restaurant, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Café Loetje? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Gartine as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Amsterdam.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, SkyLounge Amsterdam offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Louis Bar is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. De Zotte is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands! Enjoy your evening in Amsterdam to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Amsterdam

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Drive 9 km, 40 min

  • Dam Square
  • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
  • Artis
  • Anne Frank House
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Wake up and see what day 7 of your great European road trip in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands has in store for you! You will be staying in Amsterdam for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated square and attraction in Amsterdam — Dam Square. About 42,263 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The popular Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is another top sight in Amsterdam that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved wax museum in the area, rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 25,927 visitors.

Artis is a spectacular zoo and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Amsterdam, earning an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 31,524 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Anne Frank House. Because of its allure and charm, around 65,604 visitors have rated this attraction and museum an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars. More than 1,195,456 people visit this attraction each year, and today is your opportunity to be one of the lucky travelers to explore it.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Amsterdam. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at FuLu Mandarijn, a top-rated dining spot in Amsterdam. If you're in the mood for something new, try Winkel 43, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at The Pantry. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Amsterdam.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Stone's Café Bar & Nightclub, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Cafe Stevens offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Amsterdam. Proeflokaal Arendsnest is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Laeken, Lisse, and Brussels

  • Brussels
  • Rotterdam
  • Laeken - Laken
  • Lisse
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Drive 267 km, 3 hours 45 min

  • Keukenhof
  • Diergaarde Blijdorp
  • Atomium
  • Cinquantenaire
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Laeken in Belgium. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Brussels, your home for 1 night.

A tour of Brussels is not complete without a visit to the famous Cinquantenaire. This incredible urban park and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 35,271 travelers.

Set your GPS to Rotterdam and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 44 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Rotterdam beckons with new experiences!

In Rotterdam, the extraordinary Diergaarde Blijdorp awaits. This attraction is a valued zoo that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 35,020 travelers' reviews.

When you arrive in Laeken, it's time to take a break from the road.

A tour of Laeken is not complete without a visit to the famous Atomium. This incredible history museum and attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 90,942 travelers.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Lisse, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Amsterdam to Lisse may take around 43 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Lisse, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Lisse is the fantastic Keukenhof. As an appreciated garden and local gem in the area, Keukenhof has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 60,421 reviews.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Brussels.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Brussels. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Experience a symphony of flavors at Barge in Brussels by securing a reservation in advance. Renowned for its 1-star Michelin distinction, Barge delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious organic cuisine. For a palate-pleasing alternative, make sure to dine at La Villa Lorraine by Yves Mattagne, acclaimed for its delectable modern and classic specialties. This local 2-star Michelin establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Want to go on another culinary journey? Delight your senses at Bozar Restaurant, a top-rated restaurant known for its outstanding menu. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice for modern french and creative cuisine in the city.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Churchill's, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Delirium Café is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Bar Des Amis also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Take in the ambiance of Brussels as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Brussels, Cambron-Casteau, and Paris

  • Paris
  • Brussels
  • Cambron-Casteau
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Drive 332 km, 4 hours 26 min

  • Grand-Place
  • Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
  • Brussels Park
  • Pairi Daiza
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On day 9 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Brussels in Belgium. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Paris, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Brussels and set your GPS to Cambron-Casteau. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 4 min. Upon reaching Cambron-Casteau, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Brussels, including the outstanding Grand-Place. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 151,037 reviews, this fascinating square and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Brussels is also home to the captivating Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, a local shopping mall considered one of the highlights of the city. About 38,465 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.5 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Brussels Park is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Brussels. This extraordinary urban park and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 19,267 travelers.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Cambron-Casteau, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Brussels to Cambron-Casteau may take around 1 hour 4 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Cambron-Casteau, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Cambron-Casteau is the fantastic Pairi Daiza, attracting around 2,000,000 visitors every year. As an appreciated zoo and local gem in the area, Pairi Daiza has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 69,456 reviews.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Paris. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

As the sun sets on day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Paris's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of France to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Paris has them.

Savor the flavors at Jules Verne, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Kitchen Galerie Bis beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Au Pied de Cochon. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Paris tonight.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Harry's New York Bar, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Experimental Cocktail Club. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Paris - departure day

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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Paris before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

As your final day in France unfolds, don’t miss the chance for a last-minute shopping spree in Paris’s best shopping location. Your accommodation’s convenient location near the city’s shopping area offers the luxury of time, so you don’t have to limit yourself from leisurely strolling its streets amidst a collection of establishments.

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of France. Keep the spirit of your trip to France alive with these special souvenirs.

Get a last taste of France’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Paris and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Les Fous de l'Île, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Le Mesturet is another top choice with a popular menu.

The time has come to say farewell to Paris for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 10-day European road trip in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands with fond memories. Safe travels!

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