12-Day Road Trip in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany from Amsterdam to Cologne, Mons, Paris, Cambrai, and Brussels

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Set off on an exciting multi-country adventure lasting 12 days. The journey covers the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany, showcasing stunning scenery at every stop.

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

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, Rotterdam, and Lisse, 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 Mons, Brussels, Laeken, and Cambron-Casteau, 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, Versailles, and Cambrai.

As your Euro trip unfolds, you'll find yourself in Germany. Germany offers a multitude of experiences to explore in destinations like Cologne, Aachen, and Brühl.

In Cologne, marvel at the extraordinary Cologne Cathedral. 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, France, and Germany 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 12-day self-drive adventure in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, 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. 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, France, 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, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
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Laeken - Laken
Amsterdam Netherlands dancing houses over river Amstel landmark in old european city spring landscape.Amsterdam / 2 nights
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 3 nights
Versailles - city in FranceVersailles
Rotterdam - city in NetherlandsRotterdam
Cambrai - city in FranceCambrai / 1 night
Brussels, Grand Place in beautiful summer sunrise, BelgiumBrussels / 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 / 2 nights
Aachen - city in GermanyAachen
Mons - city in BelgiumMons / 1 night
Lisse
Cambron-Casteau
Brühl

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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 German theme park Phantasialand.Phantasialand
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 Cologne Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Gothic cathedral in Cologne, Germany.Cologne Cathedral
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 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
photo of Temple of Love in the Bois de Vincennes in Paris Park in autumn in France.Bois de Vincennes
Sainte-ChapelleSainte Chapelle
Photo of Parc du Cinquantenaire with the triumphal arch. Brussels, Belgium.Cinquantenaire
Cologne Chocolate Museum, Altstadt-Süd, Innenstadt, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyCologne Chocolate Museum
Cologne Zoological Garden, Riehl, Nippes, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyCologne Zoological Garden
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 Innovative cube houses in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam.Cube House
photo of view of Square version of the cathedral of Aachen, Germany with night blue sky. Aachen, Germany.Aachen Cathedral
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
Old Market, Altstadt-Nord, Innenstadt, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyOld Market
AutoworldAutoworld Brussels
ElisenbrunnenElisenbrunnen
Suermondt-Ludwig-MuseumSuermondt-Ludwig-Museum

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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, France, 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 1 night.

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.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Amsterdam is the fantastic Dam Square. As an appreciated square and local gem in the area, Dam Square has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 42,263 reviews.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Amsterdam. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

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, France, and Germany 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 restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Café restaurant van Kerkwijk, a top-rated dining spot in Amsterdam. If you're in the mood for something new, try CAU Steak Restaurant, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Restaurant Ambassade. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Amsterdam.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Excalibur Café, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Rosalia's Menagerie offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, Lost in Amsterdam Lounge Cafe & Cocktail Bar provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

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

  • Cologne
  • Amsterdam
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Drive 266 km, 3 hours 24 min

  • Anne Frank House
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Rijksmuseum
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On day 2 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Amsterdam in the Netherlands. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Cologne, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Cologne’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Amsterdam behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 54 min. Cologne welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Amsterdam is the magnificent Anne Frank House. Each year, this popular place of interest welcomes over 1,195,456 travelers from across the world. Around 65,604 visitors have rated this excellent museum and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Van Gogh Museum on this leg of your adventure in the Netherlands. This attraction is a well-known art museum that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 85,859 travelers. Given this incredible site's popularity, it’s easy to understand why more than 2,161,160 people visit it every year.

The remarkable Rijksmuseum is known to be one of the best places to visit in Amsterdam, and its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 92,707 traveler reviews is proof. Attracting more than 2,700,000 visitors in a single year, it's clear that the wonderful Rijksmuseum is a perfect add-on to your itinerary.

Cologne’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Amsterdam behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 54 min. Cologne welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

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

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the 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, France, and Germany.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Mongo's Restaurant Köln, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Limani? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Funkhaus Cafe-Bar-Restaurant as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Cologne.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Toddy Tapper, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Soul Bar Cologne provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Dorint Hotel am Heumarkt Köln offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Cologne

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Drive 9 km, 49 min

  • Cologne Zoological Garden
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Old Market
  • Cologne Chocolate Museum
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Wake up and see what day 3 of your great European road trip in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany has in store for you! You will be staying in Cologne for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Cologne today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Cologne Zoological Garden. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 30,118 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Cologne Cathedral. This incredible attraction and catholic cathedral holds an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to 69,905 visitors. Up to 5,000,000 people visit this fantastic attraction every year.

According to travelers in Cologne, the extraordinary Old Market is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 12,740 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible museum, Cologne Chocolate Museum. Up to 36,704 visitors have rated it an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

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

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Bangkok Thai Restaurant, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Servus Colonia Alpina is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Little Link. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Cologne tonight.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany! Enjoy your evening in Cologne 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 4

Day 4 – Cologne, Aachen, Brühl, and Mons

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  • Aachen
  • Brühl
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Drive 278 km, 3 hours 41 min

  • Phantasialand
  • Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum
  • Elisenbrunnen
  • Aachen Cathedral
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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 Aachen in Germany. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Mons, your home for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Aachen and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 51 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Aachen beckons with new experiences!

In Aachen, the extraordinary Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum awaits. This attraction is a valued museum that boasts an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 445 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Aachen is the spectacular Elisenbrunnen. This attraction is a drinking fountain that is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 8,568 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Aachen Cathedral. This local imperial cathedral and wonder has an overall review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 15,155 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Brühl. This car ride takes around 29 min.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Brühl, including the outstanding Phantasialand. Having an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 89,377 reviews and welcoming more than 1,750,000 visitors each year, this fascinating amusement park and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

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

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

Savor the flavors at Osmose, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Pigalle Délice Mons beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider La Grande Muraille. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Mons tonight.

Keep the evening going at Tam-Tam Mons, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Baromètre MONS, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Hype Lounge Bar, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Celebrate day 4 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 5

Day 5 – Mons and Paris

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Drive 250 km, 3 hours 51 min

  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Louvre Museum
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Panthéon
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your multi-country journey across the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Paris in France. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Paris where you'll spend 3 nights of well-deserved relaxation.

In Paris, the extraordinary Sacré-Cœur awaits. This attraction is a valued church building that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 118,527 travelers' reviews. Hosting around 11,000,000 visitors every year, the amazing Sacré-Cœur is undoubtedly one of the top sights of the area.

Another of the best travel destinations in Paris, which gets around 2,825,000 annual visits, is the spectacular Louvre Museum. This attraction is an art museum that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 260,788 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Jardin du Luxembourg. This local urban park and wonder has an overall review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 94,043 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Panthéon is another attraction you might want to add to your Paris exploration itinerary. This mausoleum is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 43,649 reviews.

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 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.

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

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.

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 6

Day 6 – Paris

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Drive 29 km, 1 hour 25 min

  • Bois de Vincennes
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Champ de Mars
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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.

A tour of Paris is not complete without a visit to the famous bois de Vincennes. This incredible urban park and attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 35,777 travelers.

Make the most of your Paris travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Tuileries Garden. This garden and unique destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 92,172 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Musée d'Orsay for an experience worth remembering. This local art museum and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 71,115 visitors, with up to 3,651,616 people including this popular attraction in their Paris tour itinerary each year.

Another stop we recommend you add to your Paris sightseeing list is the remarkable lattice tower, Eiffel Tower. Sought after by many travelers from around the world, Eiffel Tower has received 4.6 out of 5 stars from 322,389 visitors. More than 6,207,303 people visit this impressive attraction annually.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Champ de Mars. This amazing site is a wonderful urban park with more than 172,488 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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 Saint James Paris, 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 Solera Paris : Bar à Cocktail, 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 To Restaurant Paris, a hidden gem nestled in Paris. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Prescription Cocktail Club stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Sherry Butt offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. The Highlander is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

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 – Paris

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Drive 41 km, 1 hour 52 min

  • Palais Garnier
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Centre Georges Pompidou
  • Jardin des plantes
  • La Villette
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On day 7, 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 the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Palais Garnier. This outstanding opera house and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 34,053 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Palais Garnier is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating place de la Concorde is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This square and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 54,229 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing art museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, which hosts approximately 3,273,867 visitors per year. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 55,213 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated Jardin des plantes, an outstanding opera house, is one place you should visit while in Paris considering its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 40,461 travelers.

Explore the magnificent La Villette and discover what makes this local commune of france and wonder one of the best attractions in Paris. This popular sightseeing destination enjoys a rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 from 56,497 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 the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany by rewarding yourself with a taste of Paris’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

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

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Tiger offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Bisou. Is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Le Requin Chagrin is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Paris, Versailles, and Cambrai

  • Cambrai
  • Paris
  • Versailles
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Drive 233 km, 3 hours 24 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Palace of Versailles
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Dive into day 8 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany. Today's main destinations are Paris in France, 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 Cambrai. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Paris, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Versailles may take around 35 min. Upon your arrival in Versailles, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

A tour of Paris is not complete without a visit to the famous Notre-Dame de Paris. This incredible catholic cathedral and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 45,788 travelers, and is visited by 12,000,000 people every year.

Make the most of your Paris travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Sainte Chapelle. This chapel and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 32,376 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Arc de Triomphe for an experience worth remembering. This local triumphal arch and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 193,235 visitors, with up to 2,743,823 people including this popular attraction in their Paris tour itinerary each year.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Paris, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Versailles may take around 35 min. Upon your arrival in Versailles, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

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.

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

As the sun sets on day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Cambrai'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 town’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Cambrai has them.

Dine in style at Pizza Sicilia, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, O mexicain boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Le Carré. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Cambrai.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at La Distillerie, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Café le Commerce offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Cambrai. Le Mosquito is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Cambrai, Brussels, Laeken, and Cambron-Casteau

  • Brussels
  • Laeken - Laken
  • Cambron-Casteau
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Drive 163 km, 2 hours 32 min

  • Pairi Daiza
  • Atomium
  • Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
  • Grand-Place
  • More

On day 9 of your multi-country road trip across the Netherlands, Belgium, France, 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 Brussels in Belgium. In the evening, you’ll end up in Brussels, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Something that makes Brussels the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding shopping mall, Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert. This local gem has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 38,465 visitors.

The famous Grand-Place is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Brussels's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 151,037 travelers have rated this incredible square and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Upon reaching Laeken, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Laeken today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Atomium. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 90,942 visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Cambrai, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Cambron-Casteau, Belgium. Witness the landscapes transform as you cross the border to Belgium. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 10 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Cambron-Casteau, including the outstanding Pairi Daiza. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 69,456 reviews and welcoming more than 2,000,000 visitors each year, this fascinating zoo and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

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

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, 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 a delicious meal 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.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Churchill's, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Delirium Café offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Bar Des Amis. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

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 10

Day 10 – Brussels

  • Brussels
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Drive 13 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • Cinquantenaire
  • Autoworld Brussels
  • Mont des Arts - Kunstberg
  • Brussels Park
  • St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
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Wake up and see what day 10 of your great European road trip in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany has in store for you! You will be staying in Brussels for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated urban park and attraction in Brussels — Cinquantenaire. About 35,271 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The popular Autoworld Brussels is another top sight in Brussels that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved automobile museum in the area, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 9,782 visitors.

Mont des Arts - Kunstberg is a spectacular square and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Brussels, earning an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 14,649 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Brussels Park. Because of its allure and charm, around 19,267 visitors have rated this attraction and urban park an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Discover the allure of St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels. Echoing its popularity, 18,958 travelers have awarded this famous church and sightseeing spot an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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

Don’t miss out on dining at o'reilly's Irish Pub Brussels, a top-rated dining destination in Brussels. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Le Marmiton, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Le Bistro - Porte de Hal. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Brussels this evening.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Little Delirium, known for its lively atmosphere.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Brussels, Rotterdam, Lisse, and Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
  • Rotterdam
  • Lisse
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Drive 253 km, 3 hours 35 min

  • Cube House
  • Diergaarde Blijdorp
  • Keukenhof
  • More

On day 11 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Rotterdam 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.

When you’ve had your share of Brussels, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Your travel time is around 1 hour 51 min.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Rotterdam is the fantastic Cube House. As an appreciated house and local gem in the area, Cube House has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 17,950 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Diergaarde Blijdorp. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 35,020 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Lisse. This drive usually takes around 45 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. 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.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting SkyLounge Amsterdam, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Louis Bar is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, De Zotte also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

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 12

Day 12 – Amsterdam - departure day

  • Amsterdam - Departure day
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  • Negen Straatjes
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On day 12 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, France, and Germany. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Make the most of your final day in the Netherlands by visiting Amsterdam’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the city’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments. Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in the Netherlands. Take home a piece of the Netherlands with these souvenirs, keeping your adventures close.

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, France, and Germany.

If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Winkel 43, another top spot with a mouthwatering 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 12-day European road trip in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany with fond memories. Safe travels!

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