The low country of Belgium & Holland contain some of the most stunning scenery and beautiful cities in all of Europe. Amsterdam's canals, lined by ornately decorated houses, lend the city the nickname "Venice of the North." The countryside of the Netherlands includes rainbow-colored tulip fields, slow-turning windmills and traditional villages where clogs are still the footwear of choice. In Belgium, great Baroque architecture lines the city squares in Bruges and Brussels, but they're also home to medieval quarters and Renaissance art. And it's all so close to Paris and London, you might just fit those cities into your vacation, too.

Weather Information: Amsterdam

  • Hottest Month
    August (70°F avg)
  • Coldest Month
    January (41°F avg)
  • Wettest Month
    October (4.1 inches avg)
  • Windiest Month
    March (17 mph avg)

Must See & Do

  • Cruise through Amsterdam’s medieval canals aboard a glass-top boat
  • Discover Old World charm in Voldendam, a Dutch fishing village
  • Walk medieval cobblestones in the amazingly preserved city of Bruges
  • Taste Belgium’s specialties: chocolate, beer and delicious frites