11 days in The Netherlands, Antwerp & Aachen Itinerary

11 days in The Netherlands, Antwerp & Aachen Itinerary

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11 days in The Netherlands, Antwerp & Aachen Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  2 h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Aachen, Germany
— 1 day
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
6
Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Bus:  30 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dutch National Opera & Ballet as well as Ice Amsterdam. Explore hidden gems such as The Jordaan and Oudekerkstoren. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Westerkerk are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at De Nieuwe Kerk, pause for some photo ops at Homomonument, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Nightlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Groenplaats, Grote Markt, Cathedral of Our Lady, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, then make a trip to Grote Markt, and finally don't miss a visit to Groenplaats.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Antwerp vacation builder website .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Antwerp are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Zaanse Schans and then walk around Vondelpark.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour itinerary app .

You can take a train from Antwerp to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aachen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

1
day
Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aachener Rathaus, Centre Charlemagne and Couven Museum. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Centre Charlemagne, admire the striking features of Aachener Rathaus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Aachen Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Couven Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Aachen online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Aachen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Aachen

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral
Couven Museum ©
Couven Museum
Centre Charlemagne ©
Centre Charlemagne

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
On the 27th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museum Van Loon, examine the collection at Museum Vrolik, and then browse the exhibits of Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Aachen to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum Vrolik ©
Museum Vrolik
Willet-Holthuysen Museum ©
Willet-Holthuysen Museum
Museum Van Loon ©
Museum Van Loon

1
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Haarlem, The Netherlands

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Corrie ten Boom House as well as Frans Hals Museum. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Teylers Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, see the interesting displays at The Corrie ten Boom House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and finally admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Haarlem vacation maker app .

Haarlem is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. January in Haarlem sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Teylers Museum ©
Teylers Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the natural beauty at Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online tour itinerary planner .

Amsterdam is just a short distance from Haarlem. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam ©
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

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