13 days in Amsterdam & Rotterdam Itinerary

13 days in Amsterdam & Rotterdam Itinerary

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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), &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stroll around Vondelpark, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Amsterdam is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In April, Amsterdam is a bit cooler than Istanbul - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel), museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen) and The Hague (Madurodam, Monument Willem Drees, &more). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Old Church, take in panoramic vistas at Euromast, and see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rotterdam visit planning site.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Delft, Efteling
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

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