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

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Get ready for an exhilarating 10-day European road trip. This trip will take you through the Netherlands, Belgium, and France 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 3 nights in the Netherlands, 2 nights in Belgium, and 4 nights in France.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of the Netherlands, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Amsterdam and begin your adventure from there. Explore Amsterdam, Lisse, and Rotterdam, 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, Cambron-Casteau, Brussels, and Laeken, where every street tells a story.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of France. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Paris, and Versailles.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Ghent’s Gravensteen and Paris's iconic Louvre Museum. 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 the Netherlands, Belgium, and France 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 the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. 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 the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.

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
Versailles - city in FranceVersailles
Rotterdam - city in NetherlandsRotterdam
Brussels, Grand Place in beautiful summer sunrise, BelgiumBrussels / 1 night
East Flanders - region in BelgiumGhent / 1 night
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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 Versailles palace outside Paris at sunset, France.Palace of Versailles
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
Pompidou Center - ParisCentre Georges Pompidou
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
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
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 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
Photo of the Mont des Arts or Kunstberg is an urban complex and historic site in the centre of Brussels, Belgium. Architecture and landmarks of Brussels.Mont des Arts - Kunstberg
photo of beautiful morning at Negen Straatjes in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Negen Straatjes

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Day 1

Day 1 – Amsterdam - arrival day

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  • Negen Straatjes
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Amsterdam for 2 nights.

Catch an early flight to the Netherlands to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Amsterdam 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.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Negen Straatjes. This outstanding group of geographic locations and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 12,365 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Negen Straatjes is worth pages in your travel diary.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Amsterdam. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in the Netherlands. 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 Amsterdam boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of the Netherlands.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Café restaurant van Kerkwijk, a top-rated dining destination in Amsterdam. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider CAU Steak Restaurant, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam City Center. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Amsterdam this evening.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Excalibur Café. Alternatively, go to Rosalia's Menagerie, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Café Hill Street Blues provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

Your multi-country road trip in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France 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 – Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Vondelpark
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Anne Frank House
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Wake up and see what day 2 of your great European road trip in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France has in store for you! You will be staying in Amsterdam for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

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 51,706 visitors.

The famous Van Gogh Museum is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area, with up to 2,161,160 people visiting it every year. As one of Amsterdam's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 86,536 travelers have rated this incredible art museum and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Amsterdam is also home to the extraordinary Rijksmuseum, which boasts a 4.6 out of 5 star rating in 93,402 traveler reviews. This stunning national museum and local feature draws more than 2,700,000 visitors on an annual basis, captivating the hearts of travelers with its unique charm.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Anne Frank House, which hosts up to 1,195,456 visitors every year. With an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from a total of 65,913 reviews, a visit to this wonderful museum and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

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 the Netherlands, Belgium, and France 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.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Eye Film Museum, a top-rated dining spot in Amsterdam. If you're in the mood for something new, try Restaurant Ambassade, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Palmyra Syrian Restaurant. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Amsterdam.

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

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France! 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 3

Day 3 – Amsterdam, Lisse, Rotterdam, and Ghent

  • Ghent
  • Lisse
  • Rotterdam
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Drive 257 km, 3 hours 40 min

  • Keukenhof
  • Diergaarde Blijdorp
  • Gravensteen
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 3 of your multi-country journey across the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Lisse in the Netherlands, and Ghent in Belgium. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Ghent where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

After soaking in Amsterdam’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Lisse. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 43 min. When you arrive in Lisse, it's time to take a break from the road.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated garden and attraction in Lisse — Keukenhof. About 60,394 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Lisse, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Rotterdam may take around 44 min. Upon your arrival in Rotterdam, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Diergaarde Blijdorp is a travelers’ favorite in Rotterdam, 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 35,438 visitors.

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 Rotterdam to Ghent may take around 1 hour 56 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Ghent, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Gravensteen is a travelers’ favorite in Ghent, 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 29,205 visitors.

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

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

Set out on a gastronomic journey in Ghent by reserving a table at Publiek. Known for its 1-star Michelin reputation, Publiek captivates its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious modern cuisine. For a different taste, head over to Vrijmoed, renowned for its delectable creative, and modern dishes. This distinguished 2-star Michelin-recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. Craving more culinary excitement? Explore OAK, a highly rated local gem known for its exquisite world, and creative french menu. With a 1-star Michelin acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Ghent.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at The Alchemist, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Hot Club Gent, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Bar Oswald provides an excellent alternative for a fun 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 4

Day 4 – Ghent, and Paris

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Drive 304 km, 4 hours

  • La Villette
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Panthéon
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Paris in France. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Paris, your home for 4 nights.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Paris’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Ghent behind. This drive usually takes around 3 hours 3 min. Paris welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Paris, including the outstanding La Villette. Having an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 56,497 reviews, this fascinating commune of france and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Paris is also home to the captivating Jardin du Luxembourg, a local urban park considered one of the highlights of the city. About 94,043 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Panthéon is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Paris. This extraordinary mausoleum and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43,649 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Notre-Dame de Paris will inspire you as it does to more than 12,000,000 travelers every year. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing catholic cathedral and attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 45,788 reviews.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Paris’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 Paris. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Make sure to reserve a table at Mumi, 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 Beaurepaire Ambassade du Béarn - Restaurant Paris Terrasse, 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 L'Imprévu Café, a hidden gem nestled in Paris. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Café de Paris V, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Dirty Dick offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Paris. Little Red Door is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

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 5

Day 5 – Paris

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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 25 min

  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Palais Garnier
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Champ de Mars
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On day 5, you will wake up in Paris with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 3 nights left in Paris before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Paris today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Sacré-Cœur. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 118,527 visitors and attracts around 11,000,000 curious travelers annually.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Palais Garnier. This incredible attraction and opera house holds an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to 34,053 visitors.

According to travelers in Paris, the extraordinary Arc de Triomphe is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and triumphal arch gets around 2,743,823 visits annually and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 193,235 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible lattice tower, Eiffel Tower. Up to 6,207,303 people visit this attraction every year, and around 322,389 visitors have rated it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

If you’re up for another attraction, check out the popular urban park, Champ de Mars. This attraction is rated an average 4.6 out of 5 stars among 172,488 visitors.

As the sun sets on day 5 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.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Le Marais Restaurant Paris, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Le Sens Unique? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Le Caveau de l'isle as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Paris.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Prescription Cocktail Club, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Le Boucan, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Mamie Paris provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

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 6

Day 6 – Paris

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Drive 9 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • Louvre Museum
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Centre Georges Pompidou
  • Jardin des plantes
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Day 6 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.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated art museum and attraction in Paris — Louvre Museum. About 260,788 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.

Centre Georges Pompidou is a spectacular art museum and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Paris, earning an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 55,213 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Jardin des plantes. Because of its allure and charm, around 40,461 visitors have rated this attraction and botanical garden an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Paris. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Savor the flavors at The Harp Bar, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Le Bistro des Augustins beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Le Petit Châtelet. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Paris tonight.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Sherry Butt, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, The Highlander offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, Le Sully 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 7

Day 7 – Paris, and Versailles

  • Paris
  • Versailles
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Drive 61 km, 2 hours 1 min

  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Palace of Versailles
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Greet day 7 of your multi-country road trip across the Netherlands, Belgium, and France with a smile and start your day with a hearty breakfast. You will return to Paris for your remaining 1 night in the city later today, but first, it’s time for some exploring! On the agenda for this day, you’ll find only the best things to see and do in Paris in France.

In Paris, the extraordinary Pont Alexandre III awaits. This attraction is a valued deck arch bridge that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 27,899 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Paris is the spectacular place de la Concorde. This attraction is a square that is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 54,229 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Tuileries Garden. This local garden and wonder has an overall review score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 92,172 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Musée d'Orsay is another attraction you might want to add to your Paris exploration itinerary. This art museum is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 71,115 reviews and annual visitor count of approximately 3,651,616 people.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Paris, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Versailles. This drive usually takes around 41 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

In Versailles, the extraordinary Palace of Versailles awaits. This attraction is a valued château that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 119,665 travelers' reviews. Hosting around 4,741,758 visitors every year, the amazing Palace of Versailles is undoubtedly one of the top sights of the area.

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 the Netherlands, Belgium, and France 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.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Restaurant Guy Savoy, a highly-rated dining destination in Paris. If you're eager to try something different, consider Saint James Paris, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Solera Paris : Bar à Cocktail. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Paris this evening.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Café Klein Holland, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Tiger. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down. You could also continue your night at The 46 Bar, another top-rated place in the area.

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 8

Day 8 – Paris, Cambron-Casteau, and Brussels

  • Brussels
  • Cambron-Casteau
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Drive 330 km, 4 hours 23 min

  • Pairi Daiza
  • Brussels Park
  • Cinquantenaire
  • Mont des Arts - Kunstberg
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On day 8 of your multi-country road trip across the Netherlands, Belgium, and France, 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 Cambron-Casteau in Belgium. In the evening, you’ll end up in Brussels, where you will stay for 1 night.

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 Paris to Cambron-Casteau may take around 2 hours 57 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Cambron-Casteau, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A tour of Cambron-Casteau is not complete without a visit to the famous Pairi Daiza. This incredible zoo and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 70,507 travelers, and is visited by 2,000,000 people every year.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Brussels. This drive usually takes around 1 hour, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

In Brussels, the extraordinary Brussels Park awaits. This attraction is a valued urban park that boasts an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 19,495 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Brussels is the spectacular Cinquantenaire. This attraction is an urban park that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 35,771 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Mont des Arts - Kunstberg. This local square and wonder has an overall review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 14,784 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Set your GPS to Brussels and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Brussels beckons with new experiences!

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

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

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Belgium's delectable cuisine at one of Brussels'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.

Start your culinary exploration in Brussels by securing a reservation at Barge. This renowned restaurant holds 1 Michelin star and offers an exceptional menu of organic cuisine. For another dining delight, visit La Villa Lorraine by Yves Mattagne, celebrated for its delectable modern, and classic menu. This acclaimed 2-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. Looking for a different experience? Discover Bozar Restaurant, a top local spot known for its tantalizing modern french, and creative menu. With a 2-star Michelin recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Churchill's offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Station BXL is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Delirium Café 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 the Netherlands, Belgium, and France! Enjoy your evening in Brussels 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 9

Day 9 – Brussels, Laeken, and Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
  • Brussels
  • Laeken - Laken
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Drive 221 km, 3 hours 4 min

  • Grand-Place
  • Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
  • St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
  • Atomium
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On day 9 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France, 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 Amsterdam, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Brussels is the fantastic Grand-Place. As an appreciated square and local gem in the area, Grand-Place has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 151,717 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert. This attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 38,953 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels, a standout church and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,282 reviewers.

Laeken welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Laeken is the fantastic Atomium. As an appreciated history museum and local gem in the area, Atomium has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 91,642 reviews.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Amsterdam. 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 Amsterdam's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of the Netherlands 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, Amsterdam has them.

Savor the flavors at Café Loetje, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Restaurant Moon beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider d'Vijff Vlieghen. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Amsterdam tonight.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Bar Bitterbal, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Twenty Third Bar offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, SkyLounge Amsterdam provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

Celebrate day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Amsterdam - departure day

  • Amsterdam - Departure day
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  • Dam Square
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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Amsterdam 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 the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Maximize your last day in the Netherlands and go on a shopping spree in Amsterdam’s shopping center. Browse for souvenirs to remind you of your wonderful journey in the Netherlands.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated square and attraction in Amsterdam — Dam Square. About 42,514 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Get a last taste of the Netherlands’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Amsterdam 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 the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. If you're in the mood for something new, try Spirit Amsterdam, another premier location with a delectable menu.

The time has come to say farewell to Amsterdam 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 the Netherlands, Belgium, and France with fond memories. Safe travels!

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