Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium (HW)

9 Day Tour from Amsterdam to Brussels

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For those who wish to visit the Benelux countries at a leisurely pace, this Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium tour is the perfect vacation. You’ll enjoy three nights in Amsterdam and Brussels and a 2-night stay in Luxembourg. The must-see attractions in each city have been included, such as a canal cruise in Amsterdam, the 17th-century Cathedral of Our Lady in Luxembourg, and the Grand’Place in Brussels, the central square surrounded by baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. You’ll visit the famous museums, including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, housing priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters, the “Van Gogh Village” and Museum in Nuenen, where you’ll follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps to learn about his life, and the Bastogne War Museum. In springtime, a visit to the famous Keukenhof Flower Park is included as well (April 2 – May 14 departures).

History buffs are sure to be delighted on the visit to Waterloo, where you’ll relive the famous Battle of Waterloo. A tour highlight is a visit to Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns. Here, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing and a canal cruise, where you’ll have the opportunity to taste Belgian chocolate bonbons—a unique experience offered by Globus to give you a true local perspective.

All of this and much more are included on this grand Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium tour.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

AMSTERDAM
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, canal cruise, visit Rembrandt’s masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum; visit a major diamond center
KEUKENHOF
Visit the Flower Park (departures April 2-May 14)
DELFT
Visit the Royal Delft Pottery factory
THE HAGUE
Orientation drive
NUENEN
Visit the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite “Van Gogh Village” and museum, and learn about his early work
BASTOGNE
Visit the Bastogne War Museum; take pictures of the American Memorial
LUXEMBOURG
Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, General Patton’s grave
WATERLOO
Visit the battle site
BRUSSELS
Walking tour including the Grand’Place and a picture stop at Manneken Pis; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant
BRUGES
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Canal cruise with Belgian chocolate bonbons; guided walking tour, visit the Church of Our Lady and the market square; enjoy a traditional lace demonstration
Headsets throughout the tour

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic Centre of Bruges
  • La Grand-Place, Brussels
  • City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications
  • 17th Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam

Transportation:

Motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam and in Bruges. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Amsterdam and a special farewell dinner in Brussels

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland

Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

Dinner

Day 2 Amsterdam

Your discovery of Holland features a morning sightseeing tour of the capital with a Local Guide. Enjoy a CANAL CRUISE past gabled merchant houses, arched drawbridges reminiscent of the Golden Age, and the strikingly modern buildings of a young-at-heart city. Next, visit the fabulous RIJKSMUSEUM with priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters. Then, time to explore Dam Square and the city center on your own, or to join your Tour Director for a visit to a major DIAMOND CENTER to appreciate how a rough mineral is transformed into a sparkling jewel. Afternoon at leisure. An optional excursion is available to a cheese farm, a clog maker, a working windmill, and dinner in the fishing village of Volendam at the former Zuiderzee.

Breakfast

Day 3 Amsterdam. Excursion To Keukenhof, Delft & The Hague

Start with a visit to the famous bulb fields of South Holland and the extraordinary KEUKENHOF flower park (departures 0402-0514). Next, continue to the world-renowned ROYAL DELFT POTTERY FACTORY with its magnificent collection of hand-painted earthenware pieces, and see skilled craftsmen at work. After an orientation drive of The Hague, seat of the Dutch government and the International Court of Justice, return to Amsterdam. Later, you may wish to join an optional Dutch dinner, followed by a walk through Old Amsterdam.

Breakfast

Day 4 Amsterdam–Nuenen–Bastogne, Belgium–Luxembourg

Enter the Province of Brabant, and stop in the picturesque town of Nuenen, the “Van Gogh Village.” Enjoy a unique experience: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite follow Van Gogh’s footsteps in the town where he lived and worked from 1883-1885, visit the fascinating museum, and learn about his life, family, and early paintings, like the world-famous Potato Eaters, which he painted there. Next, cross the border and stop in Bastogne. Here, visit the fascinating BASTOGNE WAR MUSEUM, then see the AMERICAN MEMORIAL of the Battle of the Bulge, where thousands of soldiers and civilians died during the winter of 1944-1945. Arrive in Luxembourg, the capital of one of Europe’s smallest sovereign states.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 5 Luxembourg

Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide covers the city’s past and present—from the fortifications and the Old Town, perched high atop a sandstone outcrop with striking views of the Alzette and Pétrusse Gorges, to the modern administrative center of European institutions. Visit the CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY, see the turreted Grand Ducal Palace, take a stroll along the panoramic cliff path known as “the most beautiful balcony in Europe,” and see the GRAVE OF GENERAL PATTON. An optional excursion to Trier in Germany can be arranged.

Breakfast

Day 6 Luxembourg–Waterloo, Belgium–Brussels

Drive through the Belgian Ardennes to Flanders and arrive in WATERLOO. Visit the site where Napoleon was defeated and European history changed course, and relive the famous Battle of Waterloo. Arrive in Brussels, the thriving capital, where your orientation features the Rue Royale, the Parliament Buildings, the Royal Palace, and St. Michael Cathedral. Continue on foot and enter GRAND’PLACE to admire its baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. You cannot leave Brussels without touching the statue of Everard t’Serclaes, a 14th-century hero, for good luck, and taking pictures of the tiny but world-famous statue of Manneken Pis.

Breakfast

Day 7 Brussels. Excursion to Bruges

Focus on Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite A CANAL CRUISE (weather permitting), during which you can try Belgian CHOCOLATE BONBONS, will give you a first taste of this delightful town. The Local Guide will show you the Madonna of Bruges by Michelangelo in the CHURCH OF OUR LADY, featured in the movie The Monuments Men, and the famous MARKET SQUARE. Also enjoy a traditional LACE DEMONSTRATION, a reminder of Bruges’ history of cloth-making. Time for souvenir hunting and exploring on your own before returning to Brussels.

Breakfast

Day 8 At Leisure in Brussels

This morning is your chance to join a half-day optional excursion to Antwerp, the second-largest Belgian city and one of the world’s most important ancient seaports. Tonight, an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite included farewell dinner with wine at the lively Chez Léon restaurant, specializing in moules & frites (mussels & fries), is the perfect way to celebrate the success of your vacation.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 9 Brussels

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

BENJAMIN DEHAM

Years of Experience: 16

A European tour is very educational and lots of fun. It is always enjoyable to see guests return home with thousands of beautiful pictures and wonderful memories. My greatest satisfaction as a Tour Director has always been that I can let my guests not only see a city, but also feel and experience the absolute magic of a city like Paris. That cannot be found in any guidebook or on the Internet!

 Accommodations

Amsterdam
Luxembourg
Brussels

Amsterdam

NH Amsterdam Centre

Superior First-Class

Stadhouderskade 7
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Free Wifi

Seven-story Hotel situated opposite Leidseplein, 1 block from Vondelpark, near casino, museums, theaters & galleries.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beauty Salon
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Hot Tub
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service

Luxembourg

Melia Luxembourg

Superior First-Class

Park Drai Eechelen 1
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Free Wifi

Melia Luxembourg is a stylish and modern premium hotel with 161 bright rooms in three different categories and meeting venues for about 450 people. It offers a wonderful panoramic view over the old town and enjoys an exceptional location in the heart of the Kirchberg Plateau, very close to the Philharmonie, the financial district and the institutions of the European Union. Just 15 minutes by foot from the old town and opposite the Museum of Modern Art, it is the first so-called 'biosphere hotel' in the country and - thanks to its excellent service - one of the best hotels in the Grand-Duchy.

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service

Brussels

Radisson Blu Royal

Deluxe

Rue D.Fosse-Aux-Loups 47
Brussels, Belgium

Free Wifi

Just 14 kilometers from the airport, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels welcomes guests with a signature art deco façade designed by famed city architect Michel Jaspers. Easily discover the best of the capital's vibrant culture, food, commerce and architecture from this city center hotel. Brussels visitors should be sure to visit nearby Grand Place, Manneken Pis and Magritte Museum, among other attractions. Rooms well-designed in their own right, award-winning restaurants and first-class facilities await enjoyment upon guests' return.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Ice Machine
  • Business Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite

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