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Classic Trips: From Paris to Amsterdam by Train

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Fly into: Paris Fly out of: Amsterdam
Total Duration: 10 days

This itinerary moves up the coast from the City of Light to the city of nightlife. Along the way you'll see Delft's bandbox charm, the beers of Brussels, and the medieval delights of Brugge. Traveling by train is the best way to go.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Great Train Ride
  • Food and Wine
Days 1-3

1 Paris

City of Light

  • Get a view of the city from the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • An hour at the Louvre is enough to see two of the top draws—the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa.
  • Explore iconic Notre-Dame cathedral
  • History
  • Shopping
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Days 4-5
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2 Brussels

Beers and Beauty

  • Wander the Grand'Place, Europe's most ornate and theatrical town square
  • It's toon-time at the Maison de Bande Dessinée, a museum celebrating famed Belgian cartoonists
  • Take a peek at the Manneken Pis, the statue of a little boy peeing from 1377
  • Food and Wine
  • Museums
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Day 6
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3 Brugge

A Medieval Gem

  • The Groeningemuseum has work by many of the Flemish Primitives, from Bosch to Brueghel
  • Walk along the Burg, which is beautifully illuminated at night
  • Explore the Markt, one of the liveliest places in Brugge, as it fills with people and horse-drawn carriages
  • History
  • Food and Wine
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Day 7
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4 Delft

Porcelain and Cheese

  • Wander this 17th-century town's canals
  • See the earthenware collection of the Lambert van Meerten Museum
  • Buy some of the town's famous Delftware
  • Art and Culture
  • Shopping
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Days 8-10
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5 Amsterdam

Canals and Culture

  • Wander around the Jordaan, a charming neighborhood with narrow alleys and leafy canals
  • The Rijksmuseum holds works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and others; van Gogh has his own museum
  • Explore Anne Frank's House for a moving introduction to this young girl's story
  • Food and Wine
  • Shopping
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