Paris, Brussels & Netherlands 2023

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Day 0 – Hong Kong to Amsterdam

23:20/06:25 + 1, CX271 Hong Kong – Amsterdam

Day 1 – Amsterdam to Paris

Baggage storage

Breakfast at Schiphol

Our original plan is to take Thalys 9328 from Schiphol to Paris Nord

Road trip from Schiphol to Paris

Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg


Rue Saint-Honoré to Les Halles

Late lunch at L’escargot Montorgueil

Les Halles

Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann and Opéra national de Paris

Sweet – L’Éclair & Pierre Hermé

L’église de la Madeleine

Day 2 – Paris

Breakfast at Restaurant Blossom, Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg

Place de la Concorde and The Seine

Tuileries Garden

Domaine National du Palais-Royal

Cafe – Bistrot Richelieu

Le Marais

Lunch at Au Bourguignon du Marais

Notre-Dame de Paris

Louvre Museum

Shopping at Rue St Honere

Tax refund at Global Blue Lounge

Drink at Le Bar du Faubourg, Sofitel Paris le Faubourg

Dinner at Le Dôme – Montparnasse

Day 3 – Paris

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Sweet – Laduree

Breakfast at Fouquet’s

Arc de Triomphe

Eiffel Tower

Sweet – Pierre Hermé

Pont de l’Alma and Flamme de la Liberté

Avenue George V

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Lunch at La Galerie, Four Seasons Hotel George V

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Place des Victoires

Dinner at Crêperie – Le Comptoir du Commerce

Day 4 – Paris

Louvre Museum

Le Marais

Cafe – Les Philosophes

Caractère de Cochon

Sweet – Laduree

Les Halles

Cafe – Chez Zaza

Sweet – Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse

Palais Garnier – Opéra national de Paris

Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann

L’église de la Madeleine

Cafe – Cabinet de Thézy

Dinner at Le 114 Faubourg, Le Bristol Paris

Day 5 – Paris to Brussels

Paris to Brussel by Thalys

Thalys 9317 Paris Nord – Bruxelles-Midi

Novotel Brussels off Grand Place


Smurf Statue and Comics Figurines Museum

Grand Place (Grote Markt)

Chocolate & Sweet

Tintin Comic Mural

Manneken Pis

Het Zinneke

Lunch at Au Vieux Saint Martin


La Boutique Tintin

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert)

Jeanneke Pis

Hot chocolate at Neuhaus

Grand Place

The Royal Theatre of La Monnaie

Rue Neuve (Nieuwstraat)

Waffles at Galet


Grand Place


Drink at Novotel Brussels off Grand Place

Original Aux Armes De Bruxelles (booked)*

Grand Place

Day 6 – Brussels to Amsterdam

Check out

Brussels to Schiphol by Thalys

Baggage storage

Milkhouse Luxury Stay Amsterdam (room not ready)

Amsterdam 2023 – Food


Amsterdam – 1

Milkhouse Luxury Stay Amsterdam

Lunch at Nam Kee – Chinatown

Dam Square

Eye Film Museum and A’dam Lookout

Haring at Volendammer Vishandel

Fries at Ter Marsch Co

Dinner at Restaurant Jansz.

Day 7 – Amsterdam

Amsterdam – 2

Breakfast at Bagels & Beans

Haircut at Van de Hare Amsterdam Barbers

Apple pie at Café Hegeraad


Old bike parking, Amsterdam Centraal Station

A’dam Lookout

The Doner Company

Amsterdam Centraal to De Pijp by Metro

Metro and Tram

Haring, kibbeling & fries at Albert Cuyp Market

Pancake at De Carrousel Pannenkoeken Amsterdam

Keizersgracht to Amsterdam Centraal by Tram

Dinner at Loetje Centraal

Day 8 – Amsterdam

Pancake at The Pancake Bakery

Half day trip to Amersfoort


Amersfoort Centrum


Haring & kibbeling

Pea soup at HEMA

Amersfoort to Amsterdam

Amsterdam Centraal to Keizersgracht by Tram

Keizersgracht to van Hilligaertstraat by Tram

Ciel Bleu Restaurant, Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Day 9 – Amsterdam

Breakfast at Cafe Luxembourg

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Rokin to De Pijp by Metro

Haring at Albert Cuyp Market


Lunch at The Seafood Bar


Junior Suite, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Dinner at Oriental City Amsterdam

Day 10 – Amsterdam


Eetsalon Van Dobben

Dam Square, Amsterdam Centraal, new bike parking

Half day trip to Zaandam


Pea soup & Stamppot at HEMA


Milkshake at FEBO

Zaandam to Amsterdam by train


Apple pie (too crowded)

to K. ‘s-Gravesandestr. by tram

Mama Makan Indonesian Kitchen, Hyatt Regency Amsterdam

Walk to Waterlooplein

Waterlooplein to Nieuwmarkt by Metro


Drink at The Flying Deer, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Day 11 – Amsterdam

Breakfast at Bridges, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Dam Square

Apple pie at Café Hegeraad


Molen De Gooyer & Brouwerij ‘t IJ

Pontanusstraat to Rokin by Tram

Cannibale Royale (no ribs)


Eetsalon Van Dobben


Magna Plaza

Dinner at Oriole, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Day 12 – Amsterdam to Hong Kong

Tax refund

Joe & the Juice & Starbucks

12:30/07:20 +1, CX270 Amsterdam – Hong Kong

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