Benelux is an economic union comprised of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg which predates the EU. It’s a compact area of Europe that offers world-class tourist attractions from the lowland windmills of Holland, classical architecture, castles, scenic country side and attractive capital cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels and Luxembourg all within a few hours drive of one another.

Visiting all these attractions is made easy by its efficient public transport system, especially the Europass (Inter rail) system popular with intrepid travelers as the rail network is well connect with the rest of Europe.

What not to Miss in Belgium and Netherlands

"Amsterdam was a great surprise to me. I had always thought of Venice as the city of canals; it had never entered my mind that I should find similar conditions in a Dutch town." - James Weldon Johnson