The city of Amsterdam is a European capital known for its vibrancy and history. There are so many things to do in this Dutch-speaking country that you could spend your entire vacation exploring the historic sites while never leaving town.
Some people might want more than just sightseeing, though; they may be interested in other destinations only accessible by rental car or train from here, such as vast flower gardens, intriguing culture(s), breathtaking scenery, the list goes on forever (and then some).
If you want to take advantage of the leading Car rental Netherlands companies, you can simply rent your car at the airport and return it before flying or taking the train back.
Here we’ve outlined 5 excellent day trips from Amsterdam: take one trip each day this week into Belgium or France, before finally catching connections back home again at Schiphol Airport – no matter in which direction you go in, you won’t regret checking out what both countries offer.
A trip to Bruges is a must in this part of the world. The entire city’s architecture is like an open-air museum. Here you’ll not only find beautiful and well-preserved medieval architecture but also authentic markets and eateries that never fail to excite one’s senses.
To top it all off, the locals greatly welcome visitors here – so don’t be afraid to ask for directions when necessary.
The port city of Antwerp is best known for its Diamond industry, but there’s so much more to do in this Belgian gem.
The people of this country are sometimes a little distant, but once you get to know them, you’ll discover how passionate and devoted they are. There’s a reason many from the Netherlands visit Antwerp for festivals such as Carnival: brace yourself for serious excitement.
In France, the city of Lille is famous for its role in the French Revolution, but there’s so much more to know about this place. Not only is there a massive railway station here (just like in Bruges and Antwerp), but also an extensive choice of hotels and restaurants for travelers to take advantage of.
Paris (and the surrounding towns) is legendary all over the world, and for good reason. It is also quick to reach if you use Car rental Schiphol.
The first thing you’ll notice upon arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport or Gare du Nord train station is how quick it is to get around. Not only are there several forms of public transportation available, but there are also many hotels and other lodgings for visitors to choose from.
Lyon is just across the border in France, and is often considered the culinary capital in this part of Europe. We can find hidden gems in the form of traditional restaurants everywhere in Lyon, so take your time when eating.
Also, make sure to stop by the local market for fresh produce to prepare at your hotel or take back home with you.
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