Benelux is the corner of Europe the comprises Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Although many people visit Amsterdam or Brussels, it’s an often overlooked part of the world, in comparison to other destinations in Europe. But like most of the rest of Europe, it’s easy to get from one country to another, whether by train, car or plane. It’s especially easy to get a train ticket that will let you travel all over Benelux and the rest of Europe. The region is full of picturesque towns and brimming with history around every corner. From Amsterdam to Luxembourg City, there’s so much to explore and discover.
Amsterdam may be the most popular destination in the Netherlands and Benelux too. If you love walking around cities to discover their secrets, Amsterdam is ideal. It’s set up as the perfect place for pedestrians. But if walking isn’t your thing, why not hire a bicycle and cycle around the city? There’s plenty of history to explore, including the Anne Frank House museum. Take a stroll or bike ride along the 17th-century canals to see the beautiful views the city has to offer.
Utecht offers both a youthful atmosphere, due to its status as a college town, and a rich history. Like many Dutch towns, its architecture and infrastructure are centuries old, but it now has a young and vibrant feel. To see the whole of the city from a great vantage point, climb the Dom tower and view Utrecht from above. You can also take a guided tour of the city from the Dom square. Like Amsterdam, Utrecht has some beautiful canals you can walk along, including the main two canals, the Oudegracht and Nieuwegracht.
Brussels is not only the capital of Belgium, but the capital of Europe too. You’ll find plenty of places to stay with Venere, and once you’ve settled into your hotel, there’s much to explore. If you don’t have time to see the rest of Europe (there are nearly 50 countries, after all), take a visit to the miniature version in the city. You’ll find everything to do in Brussels, from food and drink to art and culture. Go shopping at the Midi market, one of the largest in Europe.
Smaller than Brussels, Bruges is no less charming and fascinating to travel to. It can be a welcome break from some of the larger cities in the region, with a stunning Medieval old town. This beautiful historical city is perfect for history lovers and is brimming with churches to explore. Take a leisurely walk through the city and stop along the way for a beer in one of the many charming Belgian pubs that Bruges is home to.
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Of the three countries that make up Benelux, Luxembourg is the smallest and most overlooked. But its lovely capital city is a sight to behold. Luxembourg is Europe’s richest country, which makes it more expensive than other locations, but it’s worth the price. The city is built on a rock, with its old fortress walls having been carved out of it. Like the other locations, it has a magical and fascinating history.