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    A Family Trip From Amsterdam to Brussels

    A Family Trip From Amsterdam to Brussels
    Starts from

    Amsterdam

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    6

    Duration

    11 hours

    Length

    99 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Amsterdam

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    11 hours

    Length

    99 mi

    Natural AttractionsFamily-FriendlyCross-border
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    Aldana Chiodi

    Aldana Chiodi

    Travel Expert

    • Have fun in the miniature park of Madurodam and learn about Dutch icons and traditions.
    • Learn about how the windmills and polders work.
    • Enjoy the famous Belgian chocolate.
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    Who said that connecting Amsterdam and Brussels on a route with children can be boring? Nothing could be further from the truth!
    On this route between the two cities you can have fun in the Madurodam Park and discover Holland in miniature. You can also visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 19 18th century windmills, where you will learn about how they work and get to know them from the inside.
    You will also visit the city of Antwerp to taste its famous chocolate and eat in places where children are welcome.
    A one-day route where there is no shortage of fun and learning for the whole family. Ready?
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    Who said that connecting Amsterdam and Brussels on a route with children can be boring? Nothing could be further from the truth!
    On this route between the two cities you can have fun in the Madurodam Park and discover Holland in miniature. You can also visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 19 18th century windmills, where you will learn about how they work and get to know them from the inside.
    You will also visit the city of Antwerp to taste its famous chocolate and eat in places where children are welcome.
    A one-day route where there is no shortage of fun and learning for the whole family. Ready?
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    Aldana Chiodi

    Aldana Chiodi

    Travel Expert

    • Have fun in the miniature park of Madurodam and learn about Dutch icons and traditions.
    • Learn about how the windmills and polders work.
    • Enjoy the famous Belgian chocolate.
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    Day Itinerary

    6 Activities
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    Day 1

    99 mi0.2 mi

    Parks, Playgrounds, Windmills and Chocolate

    The day's route starts with a visit to the miniature park, where you can learn and experience how many of the Dutch icons and traditions work. Are you up for generating energy and weighing a cheese?
    Afterwards, lunch is proposed in a charming, child-friendly place in Rotterdam. After lunch, you can cruise along the canals and see what the windmills in Kinderdijk Park look like inside and how they work.
    In the afternoon, it is suggested to go to Antwerp to visit the interactive chocolate museum or to take a walk in the historic centre of the city. Either way, don't forget to buy the famous Belgian chocolate!
    Finally, you can have dinner in a place in front of a park with a playground and arrive in Brussels ready to sleep.
    To be on time for the first stop of the day, start driving a little before 9:00.
    Have a good trip!
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    Madurodam
    9:45 AM2 hrs

    Madurodam

    Theme Park
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    The first stop is Maduridam Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Holland, ideal for family fun. There, you can see all the icons of Holland in miniature, but you can also experience a lot more.
    There you can see all the icons of the Netherlands in miniature, but you can also experience much more. You will be able to generate energy, turn water into land, weigh Dutch cheeses, play with water, learn how to handle ships in a harbour and even have your own miniature 3D figure. This and much more to play and learn with the family!
    If you want to stay longer in the park, you can have lunch there and skip the stop in Rotterdam for lunch.
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    19.4 mi
    40 min
    Regina
    12:30 PM1 hr

    Regina

    Café
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    After the visit to the park and on the way to the second proposal of the day, you can stop in the city of Rotterdam for lunch. There, you will find places like Regina, where you can eat a typical Dutch lunch (a variety of sandwiches and salads). There are also delicious cakes.
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    17.4 mi
    30 min
    Unesco Werelderfgoed Kinderdijk
    2:00 PM1 hr

    Unesco Werelderfgoed Kinderdijk

    Sights
    Open Details
    After lunch, you can visit the Kinderdijk windmills, which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will see 19 windmills that were built in the mid-18th century to prevent flooding in the area.
    You can visit two windmills inside, take a half-hour boat trip to appreciate the landscape and visit the museum where you can learn how the Dutch polders work. Children will have a great time!
    Note You can be here for an hour or two (maybe more), so be aware of the timetable if you want to get to the Chocolate Museum in Antwerp in good time. If you find it's getting late, you can stay longer among the mills and arrive later in Antwerp for a stroll through the city centre and a bite to eat there.
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    60.1 mi
    1 hr 30 min
    4:30 PM5 min

    Car Park

    Parking
    Open Details
    You can park your car in this car park, just a few metres from the museum.
    If you decided to stay longer in the windmill park and not visit the chocolate museum, you can leave your car in this car park or in one closer to the centre and walk to the Antwerp Cathedral and its main square with the town hall to explore the area on foot.
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    0.2 mi
    5 min
    Chocolate Nation
    4:45 PM1 hr 30 min

    Chocolate Nation

    Museum
    Open Details
    The next suggestion, already in Belgium, is to visit the interactive chocolate museum in Antwerp. It is a fun and tasty visit. The museum closes at 18:30, but the last tour leaves at 17:00. The ticket includes an audio guide and a chocolate tasting. At the end of the tour, the kids are sure to want to buy more chocolate!
    If you arrive late, you can still go to the museum to buy the famous Belgian chocolate!
    After the museum, you can pick up the car and drive to the next site for an early dinner.
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    2.4 mi
    15 min
    Café Kamiel
    7:00 PM1 hr 30 min

    Café Kamiel

    Café
    Open Details
    To finish the day and before arriving in Brussels, you can have dinner in this café, far from the centre and with a park and children's playground in front of it.
    Here you can eat soups, salads, empanadas, pasta and delicious desserts, among other options.
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