10-Day Road Trip to the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany

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Embark on an unforgettable 10-day multi-country road trip across the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Amsterdam, Lisse, Antwerp, Boom, Brühl, and Cologne sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 10-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 3 extraordinary countries in Europe.

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. Explore charming locales such as Amsterdam, Lisse, Rotterdam, Enschede, Arnhem, Haarzuilens, and Vleuten, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, Belgium, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Antwerp, Boom, Brussels, Laeken - Laken, and Koekelberg, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Germany. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Brühl, Cologne, Solingen, and Hamburg. From ancient architecture to culinary delights, Germany invites you to immerse yourself in its rich culture and experience a voyage like no other.

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.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 4 nights in the Netherlands, 2 nights in Belgium, and 3 nights in Germany. During these 10 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Amsterdam, Lisse, Antwerp, Boom, Brühl, and Cologne.

Throughout your tour around Europe, 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.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany in the booking widget to the right of your screen. Or, scroll down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in the Netherlands, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Amsterdam. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 10-day adventure. While in Amsterdam, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including Rijksmuseum and the fascinating Van Gogh Museum. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

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

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Amsterdam, Lisse, Antwerp, Boom, Brühl, and Cologne and embark on a quest for rare souvenirs to give your friends and family back home. Shopping abroad is a fun experience that allows you to discover exclusive items that may not be available in your home country. 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 Germany. 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.

Make the most of this multi-country holiday package by adapting it to your needs. Effortlessly include top-tier car rental services and drive through the continent’s enchanting landscapes with confidence. The included insurance coverage ensures a seamless and stress-free journey. Choose from a range of lavish or wallet-friendly lodgings to wake up well-rested on each day of your trip. Add flight tickets for a smooth arrival and departure. Lastly, upgrade your road trip experience with the best tours and activities along your route to have something fun to look forward to at each destination.

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 in 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 Germany.

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

Amsterdam Netherlands dancing houses over river Amstel landmark in old european city spring landscape.Amsterdam / 3 nights
Beautiful view of Hamburg city center with town hall and Alster river, Germany.Hamburg / 2 nights
Cologne Aerial view with trains move on a bridge over the Rhine River on which cargo barges and passenger ships ply. Majestic Cologne Cathedral in the background.Cologne / 1 night
Brussels, Grand Place in beautiful summer sunrise, BelgiumBrussels / 2 nights
Rotterdam - city in NetherlandsRotterdam
Antwerp - region in BelgiumAntwerp
Enschede - city in NetherlandsEnschede / 1 night

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Photo of beautiful Grand Place surrounded by guild halls in Brussels, Belgium.Grand-Place
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 German theme park Phantasialand.Phantasialand
Photo of Miniatur Wunderland (Miniature Wonderland), Hamburg, Germany.Miniatur Wunderland
Photo of iconic Elbphilharmonie concert hall landmark in Hamburg, Germany.Elbe Philharmonic Hall
Photo of aerial view from the Westerkerk to the Anne Frank House and Canal with boats in Amsterdam.Anne Frank House
Photo of Cologne Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Gothic cathedral in Cologne, Germany.Cologne Cathedral
Photo of Keukenhof park of flowers and tulips in the Netherlands.Keukenhof
Photo of pond and beautiful blooming tulips in Vondelpark, Amsterdam.Vondelpark
Photo of royal Palace at the Dam Square in Amsterdam, Netherlands.Dam Square
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
Tierpark HagenbeckTierpark Hagenbeck
Photo of Parc du Cinquantenaire with the triumphal arch. Brussels, Belgium.Cinquantenaire
Photo of Old Elbe tunnel in Hamburg, Germany, which connect St Pauli with the docks and shipyards of the Hamburg harbor.Elbe Tunnel
Cologne Chocolate Museum, Altstadt-Süd, Innenstadt, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyCologne Chocolate Museum
Planten un BlomenPlanten un Blomen
Stadtpark
St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels, Quartier de la Cathédrale, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumSt Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
St. Michael's Church, Neustadt, Hamburg-Mitte, Hamburg, GermanySt Michael's Church
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 water reflection of a traditional Dutch building at Arnhem open air and national heritage museum, in Arnhem, Netherlands.Netherlands Open Air Museum
St. Pauli Piers
Photo of Castle de Haar with the bridge in the foreground, located in Utrecht ,Netherlands.Castle De Haar
Museum aan de StroomMAS - Museum aan de Stroom
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
Burg CastleBurg Castle
AutoworldAutoworld Brussels
Provinciaal Recreatiedomein De Schorre, Boom, Antwerp, Flanders, BelgiumProvinciaal Recreatiedomein De Schorre
Elisabeth Park, Koekelberg, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumElisabeth Park
photo of Máximapark in Alendorp, the Netherlands.Máximapark

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Day 1

Day 1 – Amsterdam - arrival day

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  • Dam Square
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany 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.

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.

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

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.

Don't forget to book a table at Box Sociaal, a well-known eatery in Amsterdam. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 2,162 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Restaurant Ambassade while exploring Amsterdam. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 769 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Gartine, a popular restaurant in Amsterdam. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 678 discerning diners.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Proeflokaal Arendsnest. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,048 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at SkyLounge Amsterdam. This popular bar in Amsterdam is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,266 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Excalibur Café. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Excalibur Café has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,047 reviews.

Your multi-country road trip in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany 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 7 km, 1 hour 3 min

  • Rijksmuseum
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Vondelpark
  • Anne Frank House
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Day 2 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 national museum, Rijksmuseum. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 92,707 visitors and gets around 2,700,000 visits every year.

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 85,859 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 Vondelpark, which boasts a 4.7 out of 5 star rating in 51,399 traveler reviews.

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 65,604 reviews, a visit to this wonderful museum and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

As the sun sets on day 2 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.

Don't miss out on experiencing Winkel 43, a renowned dining spot in Amsterdam. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 10,504 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at The Pantry while immersing yourself in Amsterdam. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,646 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Restaurant Moeders, a beloved dining establishment within Amsterdam. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,647 satisfied customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Lost in Amsterdam Lounge Cafe & Cocktail Bar, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Lost in Amsterdam Lounge Cafe & Cocktail Bar has earned an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,918 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Red Light Bar, a crowd-favorite. Around 2,612 customers have rated their experience at Red Light Bar an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Bar-B Burgers ‘N’ Beers belongs to the list of the best bars in Amsterdam, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,912 bar-goers.

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 3

Day 3 – Amsterdam, Lisse, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Boom, and Brussels

  • Rotterdam
  • Antwerp
  • Brussels
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Drive 260 km, 4 hours 1 min

  • Keukenhof
  • Diergaarde Blijdorp
  • MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
  • Provinciaal Recreatiedomein De Schorre
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Dive into day 3 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Lisse in the Netherlands and Antwerp 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 Brussels. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

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

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

Enjoy an outstanding dining experience at Barge. Holding an impressive 1 Michelin-star rating and a remarkable menu, Barge consistently impresses both foreign and local guests, earning praise for its exceptional organic cuisine.

Another renowned restaurant is La Villa Lorraine by Yves Mattagne, one of the best Bib Gourmand 2-star Michelin fine dining venues in Brussels. Take your pick from the modern and classic menu, where each dish is a masterpiece meticulously crafted to delight your senses.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable dining experience at Bozar Restaurant in Brussels. With its prestigious 2-Michelin star rating, the menu is crafted to delight your palate and take you on a culinary journey. This acclaimed restaurant with a Bib-Gourmand award, serves modern french and creative dishes that have garnered numerous reviews from satisfied guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Delirium Café, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Delirium Café has charmed many with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 18,478 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Poechenellekelder, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Poechenellekelder captures hearts with its 4.6 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 2,331 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Monk, another local party gem in Brussels. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,758 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

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 4

Day 4 – Brussels, Laeken - Laken, and Koekelberg

  • Brussels
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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 2 min

  • Grand-Place
  • Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
  • St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
  • Elisabeth Park
  • Atomium
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Wake up and see what day 4 of your great European road trip in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany has in store for you! You will be staying in Brussels for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

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.

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

Make sure to reserve a table at The Lobster House, an iconic dining spot in Brussels. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,528 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Café Walvis while in Brussels. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, treasured by 2,654 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Pasta Divina, a favorite in Brussels. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,190 discerning guests.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at La Porte Noire. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,483 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Bar Des Amis. This popular bar in Brussels is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,677 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Brussels Beer Project // Dansaert Brewery. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Brussels Beer Project // Dansaert Brewery has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,046 reviews.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany! 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 5

Day 5 – Brussels, Brühl, and Cologne

  • Brussels
  • Cologne
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Drive 240 km, 3 hours 21 min

  • Mont des Arts - Kunstberg
  • Brussels Park
  • Autoworld Brussels
  • Cinquantenaire
  • Phantasialand
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 3 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Brussels in Belgium and Brühl in Germany. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Cologne. Cologne will be your home for 1 night.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated square and attraction in Brussels — Mont des Arts - Kunstberg. About 14,649 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The popular Brussels Park is another top sight in Brussels that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved urban park in the area, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19,267 visitors.

Autoworld Brussels is a spectacular automobile museum and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Brussels, earning an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 9,782 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Cinquantenaire. Because of its allure and charm, around 35,271 visitors have rated this attraction and urban park an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Brussels today.

When you arrive, take a break from the road to indulge in some sightseeing.

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

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

Take your Cologne getaway to new heights by dining at Le Moissonnier Bistro, a restaurant. Renowned for its world-famous 1 Michelin-star rating and a variety of creative and refined dishes, Le Moissonnier Bistro consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional french and seafood cuisine.

A renowned dining spot in Cologne is Ox & Klee, which holds a rating of 2 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s inviting ambiance and menu leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its modern and creative menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the Ox & Klee’s culinary mastery.

Experience a taste of local culinary excellence while in Cologne and reserve a table at the 1-star Michelin restaurant, La Cuisine Rademacher. Its delectable modern french menu has contributed to impressive reviews from many previous guests. Food enthusiasts visiting the area will be particularly excited to experience this Bib Gourmand restaurant.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Toddy Tapper, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Toddy Tapper has earned an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 590 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Gaffel am Dom I Kölsches Brauhaus und Wirtshaus I Brauhaus Köln, a crowd-favorite. Around 6,484 customers have rated their experience at Gaffel am Dom I Kölsches Brauhaus und Wirtshaus I Brauhaus Köln an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Gilden im Zims belongs to the list of the best bars in Cologne, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 5,823 bar-goers.

As the night falls in Cologne, 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 – Cologne, Solingen, and Hamburg

  • Cologne
  • Hamburg
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Drive 436 km, 5 hours 22 min

  • Cologne Chocolate Museum
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Burg Castle
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 of your multi-country journey across the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Cologne in Germany. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Hamburg. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Cologne Chocolate Museum is a travelers’ favorite in Cologne, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 36,704 visitors.

In Cologne, don’t miss Cologne Cathedral, a great catholic cathedral and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 69,905 reviews. Going here means you’ll be in the great company of 5,000,000 other travelers who visit this attraction every year.

When you arrive, take a break from the road to indulge in some sightseeing.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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

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

Make sure to book a table at The Table Kevin Fehling, a 3 Michelin star restaurant and a Bib Gourmand dining venue in Hamburg. This local gem’s delectable creative and international cuisine is sure to leave a lasting impression. The Table Kevin Fehling is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Treat yourself to culinary excellence at Haerlin, offering a Bib-Gourmand awarded dining experience. With its 2 Michelin star rating, it caters to the most discerning palates. The incredible creative french and classic cuisine at Haerlin has earned praise globally.

If you're in the mood for something different, consider reserving a table at 100/200 Kitchen. This celebrated dining spot in Hamburg is renowned for its sumptuous meals and creative and modern menu. Countless patrons sing this Bib Gourmand restaurant's praises, adding to its 2 Michelin-star prestige.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the region, Le Lion • Bar de Paris. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,224 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Das Feuerschiff LV 13. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,935 customers.

NAGEL Restaurant und Kneipe cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 2,360 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.4 out of 5 stars average rating.

Celebrate day 6 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 7

Day 7 – Hamburg

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Drive 25 km, 1 hour 1 min

  • St Michael's Church
  • Planten un Blomen
  • Tierpark Hagenbeck
  • Stadtpark
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On day 7, you will wake up in Hamburg with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Hamburg before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Hamburg is the fantastic St. Michael's Church. As an appreciated church and local gem in the area, St. Michael's Church has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 20,173 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Planten un Blomen. This attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 21,983 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Tierpark Hagenbeck, a standout zoo and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 37,629 reviewers.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Stadtpark. This park is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 20,534 visitor reviews.

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

Plan ahead and secure a table at Schifferbörse Restaurant, an acclaimed dining establishment in Hamburg. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,559 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Caramba Especial while experiencing the best of Hamburg. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 2,219 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Schönes Leben Speicherstadt, an elegant culinary destination in Hamburg. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,728 previous guests.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Hamburg. At THE MADISON Hotel Hamburg, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,785 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Brooklyn Burger Bar, another popular bar in the region. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 2,481 reviews.

Irish Pub in the Fleetenkieker is also one of the best places in Hamburg where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,537 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Hamburg 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 – Hamburg and Enschede

  • Hamburg
  • Enschede
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Drive 321 km, 4 hours 28 min

  • Miniatur Wunderland
  • Elbe Philharmonic Hall
  • St. Pauli Piers
  • Elbe Tunnel
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On day 8 of your multi-country road trip across the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, 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 Hamburg in Germany and Enschede in the Netherlands. In the evening, you’ll end up in Enschede, where you will stay for 1 night.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Hamburg is the magnificent Miniatur Wunderland. Around 87,297 visitors have rated this excellent museum and travel destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Elbe Philharmonic Hall on this leg of your adventure in Germany. This attraction is a well-known concert hall that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 77,649 travelers.

The remarkable St. Pauli Piers is known to be one of the best places to visit in Hamburg, and its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,128 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Hamburg by exploring the captivating Elbe Tunnel. With a stellar average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 34,570 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Hamburg exploration list!

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Enschede. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

As the sun sets on day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Enschede'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, Enschede has them.

Reserve a table at Steakhouse El Gaucho, a renowned restaurant in Enschede. This culinary gem and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 1,314 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Frank & Charlie while in Enschede. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 685 discerning diners.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

Experience a taste of Enschede at The Saloon Mexicaanse & Argentijns steakhouse restaurant, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 585 customers.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Rocks, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. Rocks boasts an impressive 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 793 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at De Beiaard, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. De Beiaard has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,331 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Molly Malone Irish Pub. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.5 out of 5-star from 1,331 customers.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany! Enjoy your evening in Enschede 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 – Enschede, Haarzuilens, Vleuten, and Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
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Drive 208 km, 3 hours 7 min

  • Netherlands Open Air Museum
  • Royal Burgers' Zoo
  • Castle De Haar
  • Máximapark
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On day 9 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Arnhem in the Netherlands. 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.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Arnhem today.

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

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Amsterdam. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in the Netherlands 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.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Blue Amsterdam. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Amsterdam boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from around 2,965 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Amsterdam is Restaurant Olijfje. It has garnered a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,640 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Dabka, in Amsterdam. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,591 satisfied customers.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned The Cottage, a must-visit hotspot in the city of Amsterdam. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, backed by 1,252 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular De Brabantse Aap, consistently rated 4.3 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Stone's Café Bar & Nightclub, one of the top-rated bars in Amsterdam, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,501 satisfied customers.

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 10

Day 10 – Amsterdam - departure day

  • Amsterdam - Departure day
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  • Negen Straatjes
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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 Germany. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Optimize your last day in the Netherlands and go on a shopping spree in Amsterdam’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in the Netherlands, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Amsterdam is the magnificent Negen Straatjes. Around 12,058 visitors have rated this excellent group of geographic locations and travel destination 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 Germany.

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 Germany with fond memories. Safe travels!

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