Want to get a taste of Belgium while you're in the Netherlands? After pickup from your centrally located Amsterdam hotel, travel south with your private driver-guide by air-conditioned vehicle. During the 2.5-hour drive, take in tranquil views of the Belgian countryside before arriving in Brussels, the capital of Belgium.
With the help of your guide, discover Brussels’ ‘melting pot’ of culture, character, language, history and architecture. Pass by the Royal Palace of Brussels, the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians; the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Koekelberg; Chinese Pavilion; and the Japanese Tower.
Snap a photo by the Atomium monument, built for Expo 58, and gain insight into the capital city’s role in the European Union. Hear how Brussels serves as the headquarters of many European institutions, including NATO and the European Commission.
After the panoramic city tour, enjoy 3.5 hours of free time to explore Brussels at your own leisure and expense. Ask your guide for recommendations fitting your interests and stroll around the historical town center, shop for souvenirs, savor more Belgian chocolates or sip Belgian beer at a lively pub.
Meet up with your guide at the designated time and relax on the return drive to Amsterdam, arriving in the evening.