13 days in Amsterdam & Rotterdam Itinerary

13 days in Amsterdam & Rotterdam Itinerary

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13 days in Amsterdam & Rotterdam Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam
— 8 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Rotterdam
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

8
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis)). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online tour builder.

Istanbul, Turkey to Amsterdam is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Amsterdam, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in April, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 5°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Haarlem
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Rotterdam

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rotterdam: Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel), The Hague (Madurodam, Monument Willem Drees, &more) and museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rotterdam Zoo, examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Delft, Efteling
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

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