11 days in Holland & Germany Itinerary

11 days in Holland & Germany Itinerary

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11 days in Holland & Germany Itinerary

Start: Cologne, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
train:  30​min
2
Dusseldorf, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Munster, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
train:  15​min
5
Zaandam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
6
Alkmaar, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 22nd (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then admire the striking features of Kolner Dom.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip builder .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Düsseldorf Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, Dortmund Airport and Weeze Airport. In July, daytime highs in Cologne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Room Escape Games

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Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St Cacilia Benrath and then get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf online day trip planner .

Dusseldorf is very close to Cologne. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munster.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites
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Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade

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Munster, Germany

Munster ©
Get out of town with these interesting Munster side-trips: Arboretum Melzingen (in Melzingen), Klosters Ebstorf (in Ebstorf) and Uelzen (Der Weg Der Steine, Hundertwasser-Bahnhof, & more).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munster travel route planner.

Drive from Dusseldorf to Munster in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Munster

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Uelzen, Arboretum Melzingen, Klosters Ebstorf
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Arboretum Melzingen ©
Arboretum Melzingen
Deutsches Panzermuseum ©
Deutsches Panzermuseum
Flueggenhofsee ©
Flueggenhofsee

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Munster to Amsterdam. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zaandam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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Zaandam, Holland

Zaandam ©
Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): make a trip to Molen De Kat, then experience rural life at Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm, and then get great views at Specerijenmagazijn Indie's Welvaren. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Molen De Adriaan Museum, then explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zaandam online journey planner .

Zaandam is very close to Amsterdam. In July, daily temperatures in Zaandam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Zaandam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haarlem
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum

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Alkmaar, Holland

Alkmaar ©
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Get out of town with these interesting Alkmaar side-trips: Hoorn (Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw & Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik) and Zuiderzeemuseum (in Enkhuizen). There's much more to do: make a trip to Grote Sint Laurenskerk, contemplate the long history of Accijnstoren van Alkmaar uit 1622, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Klim naar de hemel, and walk around Alkmaarderhout en Westerhout.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alkmaar trip tool .

Alkmaar is very close to Zaandam. In July in Alkmaar, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hoorn, Zuiderzeemuseum
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Zuiderzeemuseum ©
Zuiderzeemuseum
Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik ©
Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik
Grote Sint Laurenskerk ©
Grote Sint Laurenskerk

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