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

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Get ready for an exhilarating 11-day European road trip. This trip will take you through France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and immerse you in the diverse tapestry of European culture.

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, 3 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 Cambron-Casteau, Brussels, Laeken, Antwerp, and Ghent, 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 Kaatsheuvel, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Lisse.

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 11-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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Destinations

South Holland - state in NetherlandsThe Hague
Laeken - Laken
Amsterdam Netherlands dancing houses over river Amstel landmark in old european city spring landscape.Amsterdam / 3 nights
Kaatsheuvel
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 4 nights
Rotterdam - city in NetherlandsRotterdam
Antwerp - region in BelgiumAntwerp / 1 night
Brussels, Grand Place in beautiful summer sunrise, BelgiumBrussels / 1 night
Arnhem - city in NetherlandsArnhem
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 entrance gateway to the Efteling theme park in the Netherlands.Efteling
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 Polar beer walking outside, in the zoo, Diergaarde Blijdorp, The Netherlands.Diergaarde Blijdorp
Photo of two Sri Lanka panthers rest on a large boulder in Burgers' Zoo in The Netherlands.Royal Burgers' Zoo
Sainte-ChapelleSainte Chapelle
Photo of Parc du Cinquantenaire with the triumphal arch. Brussels, Belgium.Cinquantenaire
Photo of The Science Center NEMO at Osterdok, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.NEMO Science Center
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
St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels, Quartier de la Cathédrale, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumSt Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
Photo of water reflection of a traditional Dutch building at Arnhem open air and national heritage museum, in Arnhem, Netherlands.Netherlands Open Air Museum
Photo of The 'Mauritshuis' (House of Count Maurice of Nassau) was built as a home from 1636-164 in the Hague, the Netherlands.Mauritshuis
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
PlantentuinPlantentuin
Brabo's Monument, Antwerp, Flanders, BelgiumBrabo's Monument
Ghent City HallGhent City Hall

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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 tour of Paris is not complete without a visit to the famous Jardin du Luxembourg. This incredible urban park and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 94,043 travelers.

Find your way to your hotel in Paris. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in France. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

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.

Dine in style at L'Imprévu Café, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Le Petit Châtelet boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Restaurant Guy Savoy. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Paris.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Café de Paris V, known for its inviting atmosphere. Dirty Dick is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Little Red Door provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

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 19 km, 1 hour 29 min

  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Champ de Mars
  • Panthéon
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Day 2 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Paris. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Paris is the fantastic Sacré-Cœur, attracting around 11,000,000 visitors every year. As an appreciated church building and local gem in the area, Sacré-Cœur has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 118,527 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Arc de Triomphe, which is a triumphal arch that gets around 2,743,823 visits every year. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 193,235 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Eiffel Tower, a standout lattice tower and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 322,389 reviewers, so it's no surprise that it attracts as many as 6,207,303 visitors annually.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Champ de Mars. This urban park is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 172,488 visitor reviews.

Just around the corner lies the magnificent Panthéon, a popular mausoleum and attraction many visitors enjoy. More than 43,649 people have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Prescription Cocktail Club. Alternatively, go to Sherry Butt, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, The Highlander provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

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 3

Day 3 – Paris

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Drive 31 km, 1 hour 28 min

  • La Villette
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Louvre Museum
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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.

A tour of Paris is not complete without a visit to the famous La Villette. This incredible commune of france and attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 56,497 travelers.

Make the most of your Paris travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful place de la Concorde. This square and unique destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 54,229 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Tuileries Garden for an experience worth remembering. This local garden and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 92,172 visitors.

Another stop we recommend you add to your Paris sightseeing list is the remarkable art museum, Musée d'Orsay. Sought after by many travelers from around the world, Musée d'Orsay has received 4.7 out of 5 stars from 71,115 visitors. More than 3,651,616 people visit this impressive attraction annually.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Louvre Museum. This amazing site is a wonderful art museum with more than 260,788 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars. By visiting this attraction, you’ll be one of the 2,825,000 people who do so each year.

As the sun sets on day 3 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.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Alliance, a highly-rated dining destination in Paris. If you're eager to try something different, consider The Bombardier, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Le Bistrot Du Perigord. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Paris this evening.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Tiger, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Bisou. Offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Le Requin Chagrin. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Paris, Cambron-Casteau, and Brussels

  • Brussels
  • Paris
  • Cambron-Casteau
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Drive 314 km, 4 hours 14 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Pairi Daiza
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On day 4 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 Paris in France and Cambron-Casteau in Belgium. In the evening, you’ll end up in Brussels, where you will stay for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Paris, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Cambron-Casteau, Belgium. Your travel time is around 3 hours.

In Paris, the extraordinary Notre-Dame de Paris awaits. This attraction is a valued catholic cathedral that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 45,788 travelers' reviews. Hosting around 12,000,000 visitors every year, the amazing Notre-Dame de Paris is undoubtedly one of the top sights of the area.

Another of the best travel destinations in Paris is the spectacular Sainte Chapelle. This attraction is a chapel that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 32,376 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

After soaking in Paris’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Cambron-Casteau, Belgium. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 3 hours. When you arrive in Cambron-Casteau, it's time to take a break from the road.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Pairi Daiza. This outstanding zoo and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year, with over 2,000,000 people visiting it annually. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 69,456 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Pairi Daiza is worth pages in your travel diary.

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

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 Brussels. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Don’t miss out on dining at BrewDog Brussels, a top-rated dining destination in Brussels. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider À La Mort Subite, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at The Lobster House. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Brussels this evening.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Churchill's offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Delirium Café is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Bar Des Amis is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

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 5

Day 5 – Brussels, Laeken, and Antwerp

  • Antwerp
  • Brussels
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Drive 56 km, 1 hour 30 min

  • Grand-Place
  • Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
  • St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
  • Cinquantenaire
  • Atomium
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On day 5 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 Antwerp, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Antwerp’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Brussels behind. This drive usually takes around 42 min. Antwerp welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Grand-Place is a travelers’ favorite in Brussels, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 151,037 visitors.

In Brussels, don’t miss Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, a great shopping mall and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 38,465 reviews.

Check other top attractions in Brussels off your list when you visit the wonderful St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels. This popular sight is an outstanding church, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,958 travelers.

Beyond the above-mentioned top sights, take the opportunity to visit the outstanding Cinquantenaire. This urban park and place of interest has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 35,271 reviews.

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

Atomium is a travelers’ favorite in Laeken, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 90,942 visitors.

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

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 Antwerp'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 delicious dinner at De Zeven Schaken, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Ciro's offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Molly's Irish Bar. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Antwerp.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Hopper, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Dogma offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, BAR BASIL provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Antwerp, Kaatsheuvel, and Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
  • Kaatsheuvel
  • Antwerp
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Drive 191 km, 2 hours 45 min

  • Brabo's Monument
  • Plantentuin
  • Efteling
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 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 2 vibrant destinations - Kaatsheuvel in the Netherlands and Antwerp in Belgium. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Amsterdam where you'll spend 3 nights of well-deserved relaxation.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands. This car ride takes around 1 hour 10 min.

Something that makes Kaatsheuvel the perfect holiday destination is that the town offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding amusement park, Efteling. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 117,462 visitors and gets around 5,400,000 visits every year.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Antwerp and set your GPS to Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands. 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 10 min. Upon reaching Kaatsheuvel, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Something that makes Antwerp the perfect holiday destination is that the town offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding sightseeing destination, Brabo's Monument. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,893 visitors.

The famous Plantentuin is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Antwerp's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 2,389 travelers have rated this incredible botanical garden and travel destination an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in reviews.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Amsterdam of your choice.

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

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Café restaurant van Kerkwijk, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, CAU Steak Restaurant is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Restaurant Ambassade. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Amsterdam tonight.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Excalibur Café, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Rosalia's Menagerie. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at Lost in Amsterdam Lounge Cafe & Cocktail Bar, another top-rated place in the area.

Take in the ambiance of Amsterdam 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 7

Day 7 – Amsterdam and Arnhem

  • Amsterdam
  • Arnhem
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Drive 206 km, 2 hours 56 min

  • Netherlands Open Air Museum
  • Royal Burgers' Zoo
  • Dam Square
  • 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 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

In Amsterdam, the extraordinary Dam Square awaits. This attraction is a valued square that boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 42,263 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Amsterdam, which gets around 1,195,456 annual visits, is the spectacular Anne Frank House. This attraction is a museum that is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 65,604 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

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 Amsterdam’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.

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

Round off your dining experience by visiting SkyLounge Amsterdam, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Louis Bar, a bar catering to every mood and preference. De Zotte likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

Take in the ambiance of Amsterdam 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 8

Day 8 – Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
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Drive 21 km, 1 hour 16 min

  • Vondelpark
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • NEMO Science Center
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Day 8 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 1 night more before hitting the road again.

Something that makes Amsterdam the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding park, Vondelpark. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 51,399 visitors.

The famous Rijksmuseum is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area, with up to 2,700,000 people visiting it every year. As one of Amsterdam's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 92,707 travelers have rated this incredible national museum and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Amsterdam is also home to the extraordinary Van Gogh Museum, which boasts a 4.6 out of 5 star rating in 85,859 traveler reviews. This stunning art museum and local feature draws more than 2,161,160 visitors on an annual basis, captivating the hearts of travelers with its unique charm.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating NEMO Science Center, which hosts up to 502,990 visitors every year. With an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from a total of 30,969 reviews, a visit to this wonderful science museum and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Amsterdam. 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.

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 your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Stone's Café Bar & Nightclub, known for its inviting atmosphere. Cafe Stevens is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Proeflokaal Arendsnest provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

As the night falls in Amsterdam, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 9

Day 9 – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Lisse, and Ghent

  • Ghent
  • Rotterdam
  • The Hague
  • Lisse
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Drive 257 km, 3 hours 32 min

  • Keukenhof
  • Mauritshuis
  • Diergaarde Blijdorp
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Ghent, your home for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Rotterdam, 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 The Hague to Rotterdam may take around 23 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Rotterdam, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A tour of Rotterdam is not complete without a visit to the famous Diergaarde Blijdorp. This incredible zoo and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 35,020 travelers.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in The Hague. This drive usually takes around 32 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in The Hague, including the outstanding Mauritshuis. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 14,797 reviews and welcoming more than 500,000 visitors each year, this fascinating art museum and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Amsterdam, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Lisse. This drive usually takes around 43 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Something that makes Lisse the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding garden, Keukenhof. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 60,421 visitors.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Ghent. 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.

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 Ghent’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.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Patrick Foley's, an iconic dining spot in Ghent. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Trappistenhuis, a popular restaurant in Ghent. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of 't Dreupelkot, a hidden gem nestled in Ghent. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like The Alchemist, known for its lively atmosphere. Hot Club Gent is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, Trollekelder offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

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 Ghent 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 10

Day 10 – Ghent and Paris

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  • Ghent
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Drive 305 km, 3 hours 42 min

  • Het Belfort van Gent
  • Saint Bavo's Cathedral
  • Ghent City Hall
  • Gravensteen
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Dive into day 10 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Today's main destinations are Ghent in Belgium, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Paris. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive towards France, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Paris. This drive usually takes around 3 hours 28 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated sightseeing destination and attraction in Ghent — Belfry of Ghent. About 7,404 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The popular Saint Bavo's Cathedral is another top sight in Ghent that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved church in the area, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,232 visitors.

Ghent City Hall is a spectacular town hall and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Ghent, earning an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,103 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Gravensteen. Because of its allure and charm, around 28,715 visitors have rated this attraction and museum an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Paris. 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.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Jules Verne, a highly-rated dining destination in Paris. If you're eager to try something different, consider Kitchen Galerie Bis, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Au Pied de Cochon. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Paris this evening.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Harry's New York Bar. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Experimental Cocktail Club offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two.

As the night falls in Paris, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 11

Day 11 – Paris - departure day

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  • Jardin des plantes
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On day 11 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 you approach the end of your journey in France, take a moment for some retail therapy in Paris’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family or looking for a personal memento to remind you of France, a variety of items are waiting for you. Hold onto the magic of France with these wonderful souvenirs, ensuring your memories never fade.

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.

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 11-day European road trip in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands with fond memories. Safe travels!

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