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Netherlands and Belgium Itinerary
This is an example of the Netherlands and Belgium itinerary.
Remember: We are very happy to customize this itinerary to accommodate your group specific interests. We can make it longer or shorter and adjust the cost to fit different budgets.
Day 1 Amsterdam
Overnight flight to Amsterdam
Day 2 Brussels
Historic tour of Brussels
- Grand Place – central city square surrounded by guild halls
- Atomium – iconic steel atom sculpture
Mini Europe Park – Mini-Europe is a miniature park with reproductions of monuments in the European Union on display, at a scale of 1:25. Roughly 80 cities and 350 buildings are represented. The park contains live action models such as trains, mills, an erupting Mount Vesuvius, and cable cars
Day 3 Brussels
European Union government buildings
Special Event – lecture on European Union
Day 4 Flanders Fields and Bruges
WWI battlefields around Ypres- Half a million soldiers were killed here, making it one of the deadliest — and today the most hallowed — stretches of land along the Western Front. With local expert, we’ll tour the American Cemetery, visit a thought-provoking museum, and see “the fields where poppies grow”.
Historic tour of gothic Bruges
- Walking tour around canals, squares and narrow streets
- Taste the famous Belgian waffles, At Tatties that makes the crispiest and fluffiest ones around.
Special event: Chocolate workshop – enjoy the best of Belgium chocolate
Day 5 Antwerp
MAS museum – This giant Lego® brick-like structure lies in the heart of an old harbor. We will admire amazing views from its 9th floor.
Port House -spectacular architecture concept by Zaha Hadid Architects
Day 6 Rotterdam
Special event: Maeslant storm surge barrier – we will discover how a country stays dry and fights climate change when nearly half of its land is below sea level. Over centuries, the Dutch created an immense system of dams, barriers, and dikes for protection from the North Sea. Explore these feats of modern engineering, culminating with a tour of one of earth’s largest moving structures and a better appreciation of the fragility of the Low Countries.
Tour of Rotterdam:
- Cube houses, great example of modern architecture
- The market hall
- Erasmus bridge and its many skyscrapers.
- The port, which is the largest in Europe.
Day 7 Amsterdam
On a way to Amsterdam visit Aalsmeer Flower Auction – The world’s largest, this sprawling flower auction sells millions of diverse blooms every weekday.
Historic tour of Amsterdam- through the heart of the city, stopping to visit the Anne Frank House for a thought-provoking look at the hideaway of Anne and her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.
Day 8 Amsterdam
Rijksmuseum to see all the famous Dutch masters.
Day 9 Amsterdam
Departure to the United States
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Emergency Telephone Numbers
Belgium – Country Code +32 | Police 112 | American Embassy: (+32) 2 811 40 00 Address: Boulevard du Régent 27, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
The Netherlands – Country Code +31 | Police 112 | American Embassy: (+31) 70 310 2209 Address: John Adams Park 1, 2244 BZ Wassenaar, Netherlands
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Essential Travel Information
school trips to the Netherlands and Belgium
visa requirements, health, currency and more
▹ Visa requirements for school trips to the Netherlands and Belgium
✔︎ There are no special visa requirements for US citizens entering Netherlands and Belgium for less than 90 days. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least another 6 months and has empty pages.
▹ Health, Vaccinations
✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Netherlands and Belgium.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays ( we recommend additional 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing imodium as well.
Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.
✔︎ Netherlands and Belgium operate on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C, E, or f plugs with two small, round pins.
✔︎ Please remember to bring a proper adapter.
▹ Connectivity, Internet
✔︎ The Internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges and plans.
▹ Time zones
Netherlands and Belgium are both 7 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET). 12 pm in New York is 7 PM in Netherlands and Belgium.
▹ Currency, cash, credit cards
✔︎ The currency in Netherlands and Belgium are Euro.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas
✔︎ ATMs are available in all major towns and cities and credit cards are generally available in tourist shops and restaurants. Visa and MasterCard are better than American Express, Diners. Smaller venues accept cash only.
▹ Baggage allowance
✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents and a set of clothes, pijamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays. ber of your first hotel printed out.
✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.
Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.
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