London, Brussels, Amsterdam: One Week Itinerary

A week’s vacation in London, Brussels, and Amsterdam is a great idea, especially for beginners to European travel. London is the world’s grandest English speaking city. Brussels is the capital of the European Union, and offers one of Europe’s best culinary scenes. Amsterdam’s beautiful historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dotted with canals, the world’s most bicycle friendly city is the most charming of the three. We previously lived in Amsterdam for 3 and 1/2 years and know these European cities well. So here’s how to spend a week in London, Brussels, and Amsterdam!

Amsterdam canal with bikes on a bridge and a blue sky

Reasons Not to Visit Amsterdam

Last updated on January 5th, 2023 at 02:48 pmWe lived in Amsterdam from 2008 to 2011. It’s a beautiful city with an easily walkable UNESCO World Heritage historic center. Unfortunately, these days it’s frequently overrun with tourists. During our previous visit in 2015, we were shocked at how packed the city was over a September…

Amsterdam Singel canal and 17th century guild houses

Ultimate Tips on Visiting Amsterdam!

Last updated on February 9th, 2024 at 05:57 pmAmsterdam is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Its well preserved 17th century guild houses and lovely canal-side terraces offer a charming backdrop. We were fortunate to live in the UNESCO World Heritage listed city center for 3 and 1/2 years, and have written about the…

10 Great Day Trips From Amsterdam

Last updated on February 5th, 2024 at 06:15 pmThe Netherlands is one of the world’s most densely populated countries, with a train system that efficiently connects medieval era villages to beachside towns. Visualize impressionist paintings as you cross scenic landscapes dotted with colorful tulips in the spring, a particularly lovely time to visit Holland. While…

day trips from Amsterdam