Your Dream Journey Belgium & The Netherlands

Andrew Harper Travel Journey Overview


Brussels, Bruges, Amsterdam

Duration: 8 Days

Starting at: $16,240

Belgium and the Netherlands are joined to the concept of quality as they are to the North Sea itself. Within the cityscapes of each country: from Brussels, Ghent and Burges, to Antwerp and Amsterdam, an Old-World craftsmanship is ubiquitously engrained. Through our partner Abercrombie & Kent, an Andrew Harper Travel advisor will be your guide to delight in the tastes of a private chocolate workshop in Brussels, discover how architecture affects music during an audio tour of Bruges’ modernist Chamber Music Hall and adore the scent of fresh flowers at Lisse’s Keukenhof Gardens.

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Day 1 Brussels

Upon arrival at Brussels airport, be met and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel, where you will be assisted with check-in. Your stay in Brussels kicks off with a fun and delicious hands-on experience: a private chocolate workshop! Begin with a step-by-step demonstration of the chocolate-making process, from tempering to the final removal from the mold. Make your own indulgent delights, such as truffles, and spiced chocolate bars, and take some time to enjoy a delicious hot chocolate drink while you wait for your own chocolate creations to fully set.

Stay Overnight Hotel Amigo, a Rocco Forte hotel

Hotel Amigo, a Rocco Forte hotel

Just steps from the medieval Grand-Place (Grote Markt), this superbly styled 173-room historic hotel is set in a picturesque downtown location.

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Day 2 Brussels

Start the day with a visit to the Grand Place, the magnificent square at the heart of the old quarter. This is considered to be one of Europe's most ornate market squares and it is easy to see why, with the opulent guildhalls and Breadhouse towering above. For lunch dine on the best traditional mussels and frites in the city before accompanying you to the Musée Hergé, in Louvain-la-Neuve. Embark on a private guided tour of the life of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, creator of the much-loved comic-strip hero Tintin, who has captivated generations of children and adults alike with his around-the-world adventures.

Stay Overnight Hotel Amigo, a Rocco Forte hotel

Hotel Amigo, a Rocco Forte hotel

Just steps from the medieval Grand-Place (Grote Markt), this superbly styled 173-room historic hotel is set in a picturesque downtown location.

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Day 3 Bruges

Transfer with your driver by private vehicle to Bruges, stopping en-route in Ghent for a walking tour. Explore the castle’s dungeons, torture chamber and admire the swords on display before continuing to the enthralling World of Kina. Continue to Bruges, a beautiful medieval city of canals, where you check in to your hotel.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 4 Bruges

Your guide takes you for a stroll along the tree-lined canal streets, passing the Church of the Holy Blood, the Market Square and its soaring belfry, one of the tallest and most beautiful throughout the Flanders region, as well as the medieval city hall and the Church of Our Lady, home to Michelangelo's superb marble sculpture of the Virgin and Child. Admire the magical beauty of Bruges from a different perspective as you embark on a private cruise of the attractive waterways and houses. For a light lunch, your guide introduces you to the famous Belgian waffles before accompanying you to the nearby Concert Hall building. Experience an audio tour of the Chamber Music Hall to experiment with the sound, before moving on to the impressive Concert Hall itself to discover the link between sound and architecture.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 5 Amsterdam

Visit Antwerp, the home of renowned artist Peter Paul Rubens. The museum houses a number of his works, including a self-portrait, as well as many tools that he once used. The next stop is at The Ruien, a unique piece of heritage: a network of man-made waterways that have provided Antwerp with drinking water and that later served as sewers before being covered with vaulted ceilings. At the end of your visit, continue to Amsterdam where you can explore the famous tulip fields, one of the many flowers that light up the Keukenhof Gardens.

Stay Overnight De L'Europe

De L'Europe

Landmark hotel, on the Amstel River, within walking distance of the Van Gogh Museum and P.C. Hooftstraat shopping area. 

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Day 6 Amsterdam

One of the best ways to explore the city is on foot, wandering along the many streets and alleys that run along the banks of the canals. Discover the historic center, beginning with Dam Square, which is bordered by the Royal Palace. Next, take in the fine views of the canals and gabled houses of the Canal Ring district before visiting the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary. Stop for a scrumptious snack of famous Dutch pofferjes, heavenly fluffy pancakes topped with a mouth-watering combination of butter, powdered sugar, and maple syrup. Continue to the Amsterdam Marionette Theatre, located in a former blacksmith’s shop in the old part of the city.

Stay Overnight De L'Europe

De L'Europe

Landmark hotel, on the Amstel River, within walking distance of the Van Gogh Museum and P.C. Hooftstraat shopping area. 

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Day 7 Amsterdam

Get out of the city today and explore the picturesque landscape of the countryside on two wheels. Your driver privately transfers you to Prins Hendrikkade 176 to meet your guide and pick up your bikes. Make your way out of the city and explore the skinny bridges, crooked little buildings, and canals. Stop off at one of the last of the old authentic windmills, the Riekermolen, a historic building from the 17th century that was originally used to drain and reclaim the surrounding land. Witness a demonstration in the traditional art of making clogs and the famous Gouda cheese. Afterward, get a first-hand experience of these emblematic Dutch products as you taste some delicious samples of the Gouda and try on the wooden shoes. In the afternoon, head to the Van Gogh Museum, home to many of his famous works as well as other Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.

Stay Overnight De L'Europe

De L'Europe

Landmark hotel, on the Amstel River, within walking distance of the Van Gogh Museum and P.C. Hooftstraat shopping area. 

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Day 8 Departure

Meet your driver and transfer in the comfort of your private luxury vehicle to Amsterdam airport where you board your departure flight.

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing, except where noted. Room categories, dates of travel and change to services will affect the price. Dollar conversions shown will fluctuate throughout the year. Contact the Andrew Harper Travel Office to customize this itinerary to fit your needs.